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. 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

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 21 June 2018).