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Barbados Bullfinch - BirdForum Opus

Probably a male
Photo © by Dave B Smith
Barbados, May 2008
Loxigilla barbadensis


Sandy gray-brown with rufous coloring to the wings and tail and greyish underparts. Bill: males are dusky horn both upper and lower mandible while females show pale horn on lower mandible.


Endemic to Barbados.


Photo © by HelenB
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 2004

This is a monotypic species.
It has long been considered a subspecies of Lesser Antillean Bullfinch.


Often seen in areas with high grass and is seen feeding on the seeds produced from such vegetation.


Often incredibly tame, well known for stealing nuts and sugar in outdoor restaurants.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing Barbados Bullfinch

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