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Butterflies on Bonaire – Lilac-banded longtail or Dorantes longtail

Butterflies on Bonaire – Lilac-banded longtail or Dorantes longtail
The Lilac-banded longtail or Urbanus dorantes is one of the butterflies you can often see on Bonaire. This butterfly species has a wingspan of a couple of centimeters and is recognizable because of the long brown tail and its behaviour, this butterfly has an erratic flight pattern. While you can often see this butterfly on Bonaire, to get a good... Read More

Birds of Bonaire – The parakeet

Birds of Bonaire – The parakeet
One of the birds of Bonaire you see and hear a lot is the brown-throated Parakeet. In Papiamento, the name of this colorful bird is Prikichi. The Latin name of this parakeet is Aratinga pertinax and on all islands (Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba) this bird is a little bit different. On Bonaire we have the subspecies xanthogenia and of the... Read More