America = Bahamas.
Treated in Loxigilla in HBW, but molecular study places present species in clade with Melopyrrha (now Pyrrhulagra) nigra#R. Several races differ almost exclusively in size, and validity questionable. Proposed race parishi (described from Î-à-Vache) supposedly differs in smaller size, but measurements do not confirm this; birds of Beata (and previously those of Catalina) sometimes allotted to this race. Birds of Gonâve and Saona sometimes placed in maurella. Five subspecies tentatively recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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