1000. Our Barika Hèl (Yellow Belly)

1000. The most popular bird: Barika Hèl (Yellow Belly)

In English, “Bananaquit”. In Latin, “Coereba flaveola”. In Dutch “Suikerdiefje” (Sugarthief). But Papiamentu cuts straight to the heart of the matter: “Barika Hèl” (Yellow Belly). A gentleman perpetually dressed for elegant black-tie occasions. But be careful… our chirping James Bond is notorious for raiding sugar pots!

Barika Hel

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