Puerto Rican Bullfinch

The Puerto Rican Bullfinch has black feathers with red areas above the eyes, around its throat, and underneath the tail's base. The species measures from 17 to 19 cm and weighs approximately 32 grams.

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The Puerto Rican Bullfinch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis) is a small Bullfinch tanager endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico and one of 3 species belonging to the genus Loxigilla. These were formerly considered Emberizidae. The Puerto Rican Bullfinch has black feathers with red areas above the eyes, around its throat, and underneath the tail's base. The species measures from 17 to 19 cm and weighs approximately 32 grams. More

* Loxigilla portoricensis, Puerto Rican Bullfinch Adult male on singing perch. Maricao, Puerto Rico (Monotypic species) Kristof Zyskowski 17 May 2009 20 weeks ago 3 * Come├▒ame de Puerto Rico An adult eating Malay Apple. Monte del Estado, Maricao, Puerto Rico J. Gonzalez y F. C... 28 October 2008 21 weeks ago 2. More

Puerto Rican Bullfinch Loxigilla portoricensis = Described by: Daudin (1800) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Cambalache Natural Reserve, Arecibo, Puerto Rico - Feb 11, 2007 More

* Puerto Rican Bullfinch, Loxigilla portoricensis * Greater Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla violacea * Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla noctis * Barbados Bullfinch, Loxigilla barbadensis The fourth is * Cuban Bullfinch, Melopyrrha nigra Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia. More

as Puerto Rican Bullfinch and Puerto Rican Woodpecker, while others are decidedly local, such as Elfin Woods Warbler, first discovered in 1971, Puerto Rican Nightjar, thought to be extinct before its rediscovery in 1961, and the endangered Yellow-shouldered Blackbird. See detailed itinerary below. Click here to download a list of birds from out 2007 DR/PR tour. Click here to download a list of birds from out 2005 DR/PR tour. Click here to download a list of birds from our 2003 DR/PR tour. More

The Puerto Rican Bullfinch is an endemic species on the island. It is very common in the woodlands and heavy forests throughout Puerto Rico. Description: The adult bird has a black body, wings and tail with a rufous (reddish) colored band on the crown, throat and under the tail. Young birds are dark olive-green, with only the undertail coverts reddish in color. Beak-to-tail length is 6.5 to 7.5 inches (16.5 to 19 centimeters). More

Puerto Rican Bullfinch Loxigilla portoricensis = Cambalache Natural Reserve, Arecibo, Puerto Rico - Feb 11, 2007 More

The Puerto Rican Bullfinch is a frugivorous forest songbird endemic to the Puerto Rico archipelago. Her research is conducted in Gu More

Black-whiskered Vireos, Puerto Rican Bullfinch, Puerto Rican Woodpecker, Greater Antillean Oriole, Loggerhead Kingbird, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, and Red-legged Thrush. Puerto Rican Emerald, Green Mango, and a female Antillean Euphonia were spotted right in the courtyard of the lodge. An afternoon drive on Route 120 to nearby Maricao Forest produced (after considerable searching) our first Elfin Woods Warblers, a species only discovered in 1971. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Loxigilla
Species : portoricensis
Authority : (Daudin, 1800)