French: Pèrenoir négrito German: Schwarzgimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero negrito
Cuba (including some larger cays in Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago, Cayo Saetía, and Cayo Cantiles and Cayo Arenoso in Los Canarreos Archipelago) and I of Pines.
14–15 cm; male 9–18·4 g, female 10·2–18·3 g, unsexed 9–22 g. Small, dark finch with curved bill and white band on edge of wing.... read more
Song (given from male atop a low tree) a thin melodious trill that ascends or descends in pitch,... read more
Semi-deciduous, evergreen and open woodland, second growth, coastal vegetation (including... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, seeds and fruit. Incidental observations during breeding season in W Cuba recorded birds taking fruit (n = 17,... read more
Season Mar–Aug, usually until Jul, with display noted from Jan. Both pair members construct a large spherical bulky mass with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: confined to the Cuba EBA. Population size has not been quantified. Reasonably common... read more
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