French: Bouvreuil des Açores German: Azorengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de las Azores
São Miguel, eastern Azores
E São Miguel, in E Azores.
16–17 cm; c. 30 g. Medium-large, plump finch with strong, deep bill and short, rounded wings. Male has crown to nape, lores and chin glossy purplish-black, upper... read more
Call a soft, piping "pew" or "phew". Song a longer and discontinuous series of... read more
Native Azorean laurel forest on steep-sided valleys, and during May–Nov also herbaceous... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes seeds, buds, berries and fruit of at least 37 native plant species, including Prunella vulgaris, Leontodon filii... read more
Poorly known; few nests found. Season May to late Aug; two broods. Displaying partners bill-caress and hold small twigs. Nest a cup of... read more
Resident and locally dispersive. Between Sept and Dec wanders up to 3 km W of breeding range in... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Rare, occurs at only one locality and has a very small range, confined to E end of island of São Miguel, in E Azores. Despite the spread of invasive plant... read more
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