IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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This monogamous species spends the majority of its time with its partner. They echo one another's calls and fly above the canopy to perform a song-flight when separated. During the breeding season, the female incubates the eggs whilst the male perches nearby, attacking other birds vigorously if they come too close. The territories of Jamaican blackbirds are large and do not overlap. Once the chicks have hatched they are fed by both parents equally. The adults fly back and forth between bromeliads suspended on large trees, using their long and probing bills to pick out insects, and will also feed in amongst epiphytes, moss-covered trunks and dead leaves (2) (3).

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