- Melopyrrha portoricensis
Male and Female identical, 16.5 - 19 cm (6.5-7.5 inches): black feathers, red areas above the eyes and round its throat and under the tail.
Endemic in Puerto Rico
Heavy forests throughout Puerto Rico, except on the easternmost tip of the island.
It eats seeds, fruits, insects, and spiders. It is not a species likely to occur near human habitation.
It builds a spherical nest, with an entrance on the side. 3 light green eggs are laid.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Puerto Rican Bullfinch. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Puerto_Rican_Bullfinch
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.