One of several new life species encountered on a recent trip to the Carribean. This bird is a male Cuban Grassquit (Tiarus canorus) and was photographed in the capital city of Nassau on the island of New Providence, Bahamas. The Cuban Grassquit is a native to Cuba, and is a non-native introduced bird to the Bahamas. These birds have also been found in Florida. Perhaps a result of cage releases or even wind blown from nearby Cuba. This particular bird was photographed near the top of the Queen’s staircase in a tree next to the parking lot.