Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Barbados Bullfinch (Loxigilla barbadensis)


Taxonomy

French: Pèrenoir de Barbade German: Barbadosgimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero de Barbados
Taxonomy:

Loxigilla barbadensis

Cory

, 1886,

Barbados

.

Formerly considered conspecific with L. noctis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Barbados.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song, from visible perch, edge of small tree, or even building, a repeated set of short sibilant... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very common, and widespread within its tiny global range. Has adapted well to humans; can be found almost anywhere on Barbados, in... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2018). Barbados Bullfinch (Loxigilla barbadensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62161 on 16 December 2018).