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Cuban Grassquit (Bahamas) Tiaris canora *Explored | by Rachelle ♥♥♥
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Cuban Grassquit (Bahamas) Tiaris canora *Explored

Explored, highest position # 165 - Thank you :-)


. . . the story goes like this: This is an Endemic species to Cuba. In the 1960's an aircraft carrying a consignment of 600 finches from Cuba to Spain made an emergency landing at Nassau. About 200 birds died before they could be released, the rest were set free for humanitarian reasons. They are "feeder" birds and "city" birds, so they have fared well over the years.


I just returned from a fantastic weekend in the Bahamas, and Carolyn, our amazing tour guide, took us all over, and we saw many beautiful species of birds, and got quite the authentic tour of the city streets as well. The is a female Cuban grassquit, and they can be seen in the town of Nassau, @ a gift shop. (I would recommend the tour)


If you go, tell her I recommended her :-)

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Taken on March 2, 2012