Greater Antillean bullfinch

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Greater Antillean bullfinch
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Dominican Republic
Greater antillean bullfinch (Loxigilla violacea ruficollis).jpg
L. v. ruficollis, Jamaica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Loxigilla
L. violacea
Binomial name
Loxigilla violacea
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Loxia violacea Linnaeus, 1758
  • Pyrrhulagra violacea (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Greater Antillean bullfinch (Loxigilla violacea) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica (endemic sub-species L. v. ruficollis), and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

Further reading[edit]

  • Raffaele, Herbert; James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele (2003) Birds of the West Indies, Christopher Helm, London.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhulagra violacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.