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Cuban Bullfinch

Melopyrrha nigra

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A small flocking species of brushy and wooded habitats. Note the large, stout bill and the white slash along the front of the folded wing. Color ranges from black to gray, depending on location and sex. No similar species occurs in its range. Its song is a buzzy trill that drops in pitch and is followed by thin “tsi” notes, from five to ten, rising in pitch towards end of the series. The call is a high buzzy “tsit.”

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