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Facts on Jamaica: Did You Know Jamaica is home to 24 species of birds

Doctor Bird - Jamaican Bird
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Did you know…Jamaica is home to 24 species of birds that can be found nowhere else in the world. These include the national bird, the Doctor Bird, and the Mango Hummingbird. The Jamaican Tody is one of the few birds in the world that nests underground, with the male and female taking turns to dig a tunnel some two feet long where the female lays her eggs. The Jabbering Crow, which is found in the Cockpit Country and the Portland hills is the only Jamaican bird not protected by the nation’s Wild Life Laws.

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