French: Pèrenoir de Grande Caïman German: Caymangimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero de Gran Caimán
E. J. O. Hartert
Grand Cayman I.
14–15 cm; 14·5–18·5 g (mean male 17·2 g, female 15·7 g). Small, dark finch with curved bill and white band on edge of wing. Adult male is duller black with no gloss, compared... read more
Call an insect-like “chi-p” and “zee zee”, the first note high-pitched, whereas the song begins as... read more
Inhabits variety of more or less wooded habitats. Study of habitat use in 1970s found that the... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for seeds and fruit (plus arthropods in breeding season) at all levels from the canopy, understorey, to near the ground in woodland... read more
Season commences between Jan and Mar (believed to vary in response to fruiting phenology), with dependent juveniles observed as early as... read more
Sedentary, although there is a single record from Little Cayman, in Sept–Oct 1998, that either... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Confined to the Cayman Islands Secondary Area. Very uncommon to locally common, but local declines were... read more
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