Loxigilla – Antillean bullfinch

The bird genus Loxigilla – the Antillean bullfinches – are members of the tanager family.

Female Greater Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla violacea

Male Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla noctis

It contains the following species:

  • Puerto Rican Bullfinch, Loxigilla portoricensis – Found in
  • Puerto Rico
    • Saint Kitts Bullfinch, Loxigilla portoricensis grandis – extinct (1930)
  • Greater Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla violacea – Found in the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla noctis – Found in Saint Barth, Saint Martin, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Barbados Bullfinch, Loxigilla barbadensis (formerly in L. noctis) – Found in the Caribbean island-nation of Barbados,
Barbados Bullfinch (Loxigilla barbadensis)
Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis)

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