French: Pèrenoir négrito German: Schwarzgimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero negrito
Cuba (including some larger cays in Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago, and Cayo Cantiles in Los Canarreos Archipelago) and I of Pines.
14–15 cm; male 9–18·4 g, female 10·2–18·3 (nominate), 14·5–18·5 g (taylori). Small, dark finch with curved... read more
Song a thin melodious trill that ascends or descends in pitch, “ti ti ti ti-si-dddiiiyyy-... read more
Tropical evergreen forest, pine (Pinus) forests, brushy areas, including brush under pines... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, seeds and fruit. Forages in canopy, as well as near ground. Often in small flocks; sometimes in mixed-species foraging... read more
Season Mar–Jul. Nest a large spherical bulky mass with entrance at side, made from dried leaves, grass hairs, rootlets and feathers,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common resident throughout Cuba and I of Pines; common on Grand Cayman I.
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