On March 14, Shane Runyon discovered an ABA Code 4 Bananaquit at North Shore Open Space Park in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade, Florida. This is the third Bananaquit found in south Florida this year, and the second in as many weeks.
North Shore Open Space Park is in Miami Beach, the barrier island east of the city of Miami, just north of North Beach. From I-95, take Exit 7 onto NW 79 Street. Go east over the intracoastal onto Miami Beach and continue to Collins Ave (AIA) and turn left (north). Park is on your right at 79 Street. The bird was feeding in the seagrapes east of the Collins and 79th Street entrance. Across from the seagrapes is a small gated community where there reported to be many flowering plants. You can park on the street.
Bananaquit is ubiquitous and highly variable species across most of the tropical Americas. There are a number of records from Florida, mostly in the southern third of the peninsula. The closest subspecies to the ABA Area is bahamensis of, appropriately, the Bahamas, which is a white-throated subspecies as opposed to others with are darker throats, such as the Puerto Rican portoicensis and Hispaniolan bananivora. This discovery of this bird on the eastern coast of Florida likely suggests Bahamanian origin.
Join the American Birding Association at www.aba.org!
Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!
Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!
HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.
Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.
MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser! Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover - Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).