Sounds that remind you of a Place
01 November 2011 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
The bold call “Kiss kiss Kiskadee” given by the Great Kiskadee will always remind me of Trinidad. These flycatchers have a lemon yellow breast and a black head that is divided by a conspicuous white stripe above their eye. We have checked into customs in Trinidad about a dozen times and more often than not, these have been the first to welcome us back to Trinidad. At these times the call I hear is “chris, chris, christophene”. Kiskadees are not fussy diners; they eat all manner of insects as well as palm fruits, and small rodents. You can see Great Kiskadees around the marinas and boat yards in Chaguaramas perched on lifelines and bowsprits.