Nonnatives - Cuban Grassquit

Cuban Grassquit - Tiaris canora

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1958

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Native to Cuba, where it inhabits forests, forest edges, and scrub.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1952   Not reported breeding 1 photographed in 1995 with obvious signs of recent captivity (Pranty 1995b).
Monroe 1979 Not reported breeding  
Palm Beach 1951   Not reported breeding  

References

Pranty, B. 1995b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1995]. Florida Field Naturalist 23:99-108.

Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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