I promised you pix of bananaquits and the bare-eyed pigeon, and here they are!
But the captions I wrote are not showing up, alas. So I’m writing new ones.
The bananaquit is the size of a small sparrow and is called in the local language, Papiamentu, a “barriga gel,” which means yellow belly. They are very jolly to have around.
The bare-eyed pigeon is a huge bird. bigger than our street pigeons. Here they call it “Ala blanca,” meaning white wing. But I think the English version is much truer to the distinctive feature of this bird.