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Great Kiskadee

No national bird has been 'proclaimed' for Suriname, like the Hoatzin in Guyana or the Scarlet ibis for Trinidad, but the Kiskadee comes close: it is the best known bird in Suriname.

In the heat of the day it will draw your attention by calling its name constantly, sitting on a telephone wire or on a roof. Most other birds will keep silent around that time. They make their nest, also on a conspicious place, from all kinds of plant-material, often with hay. The kiskadee defends its nest vigorously and even if it has no nest it wil be aggressive against other birds. It is quite a common sight to see a kiskadee chasing a much bigger bird of prey above the houses. But then a hummingbird might chase away a kiskadee.

More to come of these birds.:))))

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Taken on August 17, 2012