Species that make these Caribbean islands their home include the mongoose, the red-footed tortoise, the leatherback and hawksbill turtles, the whistling frog and various types of bat, lizard and toad. Imported species who have flourished in Barbados include the European hare and the West African green monkey, mostly found in woodland areas where natural vegetation still exists. The monkeys’ fur is brownish-gray in color, with specks of yellow and green that can sometimes make them appear to be predominantly green, hence their name.
The islands of Trinidad & Tobago in particular abound in colorful bird life, notably the scarlet ibis, the flamingo and the hummingbird.
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