Cuba, the largest island country in the Caribbean, boasts of housing a number of endemic animal and bird species as presented herein.
Locally known as the zun-zun, the Cuban emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii) is a hummingbird species inhabiting a wide range of habitats in the islands of Cuba and the Bahamas. The birds feed throughout the day and are often spotted on wires, resting after such feeding episodes. The male Cuban emerald is about 10 cm long and is bright, metallic green in color. It also adorns a white spot behind the eye, a bluish tinge on the breast, and a black, forked tail. The females have a more subdued color with a gray breast, belly, and throat.