French: Pèrenoir de Barbade German: Barbadosgimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero de Barbados
Formerly considered conspecific with L. noctis. Monotypic.
15·5 cm; 13·2–18·1 g. A small, comparatively dull-coloured finch with relatively short and rounded bill slightly longer than it is deep, often... read more
Song, from visible perch, edge of small tree, or even building, a repeated set of short sibilant... read more
Open country, woodland, dry scrub, hotel lawns, villages, essentially any habitat having a mix of... read more
Food and feeding
Varied diet, including seeds (36%), flowers (29%), insects (20%) and fruit (10%). Forages from ground level to 12 m up; most often on... read more
Season Feb–Aug. Nest a domed structure with side entrance, of woven dry grass, usually placed less than 4 m from ground in small tree... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very common, and widespread within its tiny global range. Has adapted well to humans; can be found almost anywhere on Barbados, in nearly all... read more
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