French: Pèrenoir de Porto Rico German: Rotkopf-Gimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero puertorriqueño
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. portoricensis
(Daudin, 1800) – Puerto Rican Bullfinch – Puerto Rico.
P. p. grandis
(Lawrence, 1881) – St Kitts Bullfinch – St Kitts (Lesser Antilles).
16·5–19 cm; male 26·7–44·8 g, female 23·4–45·5 g. Male has forecrown and side of crown, chin, throat, chest and undertail-coverts orange-red; rest of plumage black; iris... read more
Song is a series of 2–10 rising whistles, followed by a buzz, or a loud “coochi, coochi, choochi”.... read more
Montane evergreen forest, tropical lowland evergreen forest, tropical deciduous forest, secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Broad diet. Feeds mostly on fruits and seeds, also on flower parts; snails (Gastropoda) and insects also taken. In one study, found to... read more
Season mainly Feb–Jun. Nest typically a spherical structure of twigs and leaves, with side entrance (rarely a cup, perhaps when... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Race grandis extinct. Nominate race very common in woodlands of Puerto Rico, particularly in heavy forests of mountains. One... read more
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