The Caribbean Dictionary

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doctor bird
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Noun
The Red-billed Streamertail; A species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica and is that country's national bird.
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THYEMA Mar 20, 2015
TIS A MI COUNTRY BIRD YA
do any one knows WHY do they call the streamertail the Doctor bird?
Bobzy Jan 14, 2016
The Red-billed Streamertail is also called Eastern Streamertail
JSullivan Jan 15, 2016
It has been said that the name was given because the erect black crest and tails resemble the top hat and long tail coats doctors used to wear in the old days.
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