Saint Lucia black finch

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Saint Lucia black finch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Melanospiza
Ridgway, 1897
Species: M. richardsoni
Binomial name
Melanospiza richardsoni
(Cory, 1886)

The Saint Lucia black finch (Melanospiza richardsoni) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae.[1] It is monotypic within the genus Melanospiza.[2] It is endemic to Saint Lucia,[1] where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and plantations.[3] It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]