The Petchary is the Jamaican name for the Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicennis) – a summer visitor to the island. Its name echoes its strident cry. Sometimes called the Storm Bird, it will sing all night, and chase away John Crows. “That ceaseless shriek”…These are the cries of the Petchary, who currently resides in Kingston, Jamaica.
For more about me, please look me up on LinkedIn (Emma Lewis) which tells you all you need to know (and probably too much). The basic information is that I am a writer, social media activist (find me on Twitter @Petchary) and NGO supporter/board member. I am London-born, an Oxford graduate with a Jamaican husband and a World-Citizen son.