- Loxigilla violacea
13Â·2â€“17Â·5 cm,; large strong bill
Male like female, but she is slightly duller.
Juvenile like adult but grey to olive
Caribbean (West Indies): found in the Bahamas and among the Greater Antilles, found in Hispaniola and Jamaica.
There are 5 subspecies:
- Tortue, GonÃ¢ve and Saona islands (off Hispaniola)
- ÃŽle-Ã¡-Vache and Beata Islands (off Hispaniola)
Found in forest undergrowth especially at mid to high elevation. Vegetated ocean shorelines.
Feeds on fruit, flower buds, and seeds. It has a powerful bill for opening seeds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)
- Raffaele et al. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0713649054
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