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
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Loxigilla
Species: L. violacea
Binomial name
Loxigilla 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 forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, 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.