Nonnatives - Greater Antillean Bullfinch

Greater Antillean Bullfinch - Loxigilla violacea

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1977

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Locally common in the northern Bahamas.

Habitats:

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Palm Beach 1977   Not reported breeding 1 seen; unknown if it was an escaped caged bird or a vagrant.

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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

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