PHOTO OF THE DAY: The bird pose

Known as the ‘Cee-Cee Zeb,’ this bird is common all over rural Dominica.

Photo by Clayton Florent

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    May 17, 2013

    Nature at its best.

  2. Justice and Truth
    October 7, 2011

    This is a beautiful bird and beautiful setting. It looks like it is praying the Holy Rosary. Take a second look at it.

  3. Sout Man
    October 7, 2011

    Dominica is said to have over 135 species of birds. Having seen that cee cee zeb, I was trying to recall as many as I possibly could in creole. Can we launch a contest for creole names and original pictures of Dominica’s birds?

    I’ll start: gwo ble, mwason, pennoir, ti kalie, zotolan, malfini, gwive, shawan, malfini, kalalie, gwo beck, schweck, cee kee ye, fwe gad; How do we call a dove in kweyol?Oh boy I am forgetting my roots. Oh ya, how can I forget the aborlor? (Ha ha ha, is anyone watching?)

  4. dominican abroad
    October 7, 2011

    Nice picture, I remember when we use to go catch them birds with la glee from the breadfruit tree, chew it to a gum state, and get a string wrap the la -glee to a string with a piece of mango at the end, and the bird would land on the string and get stuck and we would catch them man O man the good old days.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 7, 2011

      @ Dominican abroad

      …And roast them and eat them? :lol: There was not a law then about protecting them and probably is not today.

      • forreal
        October 8, 2011

        is there a law protecting pigs cows fowls and all the sh** you it.

  5. killer
    October 7, 2011

    Yea thats the most common bird in dominica

    • Sout Man
      October 7, 2011

      Really? Where would you place the ti kalie (humming bird) and the cee kee ye?

  6. forreal
    October 7, 2011

    that cee cee zeb lucky i doh have a catapult i would pick him right out of my computer,that is how max i was,seriously. :lol:

    • Justice and Truth
      October 7, 2011

      @ forreal

      You can place the picture on your computer and keep looking at it whenever you turn on the computer. It is said half a loaf is better than none. You just won’t be able to use a catapult :lol:

  7. ...
    October 7, 2011

    There are so many birds now. I remember the days when I grew up and my brother and cousins would hunt birds and set traps. We would put those birds in a little salt and roast them. Boy that tasted good. These were the days boy.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 7, 2011


      Those poor birds. I bet they tasted good. A few of us did the same. Of course, without our parents knowledge. Otherwise…
      They must have been healthy for they did not make us sick or killed us.
      In those days there was no TV and computer and so we had a lot of time on our hands.
      I bet that children of today do not have as much fun as we had in those days. We were really children then and lived such a life with a lot of fond memories. :lol:
      Those were the days my friend…

    October 7, 2011


  9. Balizier
    October 7, 2011

    Nice. Doing its stuff as the Creole name implies: eating grass seeds.

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