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The Multitude of Colorful Birds Only Found in Jamaica

 Planning your next vacation? How about a cruise? Sail the open oceans and take in the warmth of the basking sun reflecting against the sea. The Caribbean sea, to be exact, a fun adventure that lets you get away while staying a little close to home. A must-see destination would absolutely have to be Jamaica, the jewel of the Caribbean, and it's third-largest island. Jamaica is known to be an island Rastafarian culture, where reggae beats pump through the streets, and everything has an added Jamaican spice

However, what really makes Jamaica the place to visit is its lush array of colorful and powerful wildlife. Because of immense agricultural settlements in the past, coupled with Jamaica's unique climate, the island supports an incredibly diverse ecosystem, including over 3000 different flowers and numerous species of bats. Jamaica is most famous, though, for its wide variety of native and endemic birds. These fine feathered friends come in a wide variety of unbeatable shapes, sizes, and colors and they can only be found in this beautiful haven of nature known as Jamaica!

1. Rufous-tailed Flycatcher (Myiarchus validus)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher (Myiarchus validus)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

2. Black-Billed Amazon (Amazona agilis

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Black-Billed Amazon (Amazona agilis)

(By Ron Knight, Wikimedia Commons)  

3. Red-Billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Red-Billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

4. Jamaican Spindalis (Spindalis nigricephala)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Spindalis (Spindalis nigricephala)

(By Ron Knight, Wikimedia Commons)  

5. White-Eyed Thrush (Turdus jamaicensis)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, White-Eyed Thrush (Turdus jamaicensis)

(By DickDaniels, Wikimedia Commons)  

6. Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

7. Jamaican Amazon (Amazona collaria

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Amazon (Amazona collaria)

(By Wayne Sutherland, Wikimedia Commons)  

8. Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus) 

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus)

(By dominic sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

9. Sad Flycatcher (Myiarchus barbirostris)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Sad Flycatcher (Myiarchus barbirostris)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

10. Blue Mountain Vireo (Vireo osburni) 

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Blue Mountain Vireo (Vireo osburni)

(By Dominic Sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

11. Orangequit (Euneornis campestris)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Orangequit (Euneornis campestris)

(By DickDaniels, Wikimedia Commons)  

12. Jamaican Pewee (Contopus pallidus) 

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Pewee (Contopus pallidus)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

13. Jamaican Woodpecker (Melanerpes radiolatus)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Woodpecker (Melanerpes radiolatus)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

14. Jamaican Elaenia (Myiopagis cotta)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Elaenia (Myiopagis cotta)

(By dominic sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

15. Chestnut-Bellied Cuckoo (Coccyzus pluvialis)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Chestnut-Bellied Cuckoo (Coccyzus pluvialis)

(By dominic sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

16. Jamaican Tody (Todus todus)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Tody (Todus todus)

(By dominic sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

17. Jamaican Euphonia (Euphonia jamaica

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Euphonia (Euphonia jamaica)

(By dominic sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

18. Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

19. Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus vetula)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus vetula)

(By dominic sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

20. Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

(By Leon-bojarczuk, Wikimedia Commons)  

21. Jamaican oriole (Icterus leucopteryx leucopteryx)

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican oriole (Icterus leucopteryx leucopteryx)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

22. Jamaican mango (Anthracothorax mango) 

Different colorful species of beautiful birds unique to, endemic to, found only in Jamaica, Jamaican mango (Anthracothorax mango)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

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