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Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2007 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 16.97 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,100 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as 'common' in at least parts of its range (Raffaele et al. 1998).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Anguilla (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant Yes      
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
Dominica Native Extant Yes      
Grenada Native Extant Yes      
Guadeloupe (to France) Native Extant Yes      
Martinique (to France) Native Extant Yes      
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant Yes      
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant Yes      
St Lucia Native Extant Yes      
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant Yes      
Virgin Islands (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Virgin Islands (to USA) Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Anguilla (to UK) Cauls Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Cove Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Forest Bay Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Grey Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Katouche Bay Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Katouche Canyon site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Long Bay Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Merrywing Pond System site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Mimi Bay site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Road Salt Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) West End Pond site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist major resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Loxigilla noctis. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 6,100 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species