Puerto rican spindalis

The Puerto Rican Spindalis, Spindalis portoricensis, is a tanager endemic to the island of Puerto Rico. It is widely distributed throughout the island and is an important part of the Puerto Rican ecosystem because of its help in seed dispersal and plant reproduction. The Puerto Rican Spindalis is also the national bird

The Puerto rican spindalis is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Browse: Home / Birds, Conservation / Puerto Rican Spindalis - which is what exactly? Puerto Rican Spindalis - which is what exactly? - By Charlie • May 9, 2009 • 1 comment puerto rican spindalisOne of the more intriguing of Puerto Rico’s endemic species (one amongst many actually) is the slightly unhelpfully named Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis (called Reina Mora de Puerto Rico in Spanish). More

Puerto Rican Spindalis - Spindalis portoricensis Zéna de Porto Rico = Zéna de Porto Rico Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Alfredo Colon Order : Passériformes Family : Thraupidae Species : Puerto Rican Spindalis Reference: alca49478 Other pictures Date taken : 2008 Geographic data Country : United States (us) Region : More

The Puerto Rican Spindalis, Spindalis portoricensis, is a tanager endemic to the island of Puerto Rico. It is widely distributed throughout the island and is an important part of the Puerto Rican ecosystem because of its help in seed dispersal and plant reproduction. The Puerto Rican Spindalis is also the national bird of the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. More

The Puerto Rican Spindalis is also the national bird of the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico . More

Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis = Parque Central, San Juan, Puerto Rico - 2005 More

Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis = Described by: Bryant (1866) Alternate common name(s): Puerto Rican Stripe-headed Tanager Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Parque Central, San Juan, Puerto Rico - 2005 More

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Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis) (Above) is an endemic species that is wide spread all over Puerto Rico, but it is most common in forested areas. I was able to capture this picture the first day of my trip and I was very pleased with the results. After taking this picture I though things couldn't get an y better but I was also able to capture the Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus) (Below) the only endemic genus of birds we have in Puerto Rico. More

search for Puerto Rican Emerald, Puerto Rican Spindalis, Puerto Rican Tanager, and Puerto Rican Oriole (an imminent split from Greater Antillean Oriole). The star attraction in this region, however, is Elfin Woods Warbler, discovered in 1971. This species can be very active and tends to remain in dense vegetation, but with some perseverance it is usually seen well by the entire group. More

Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis)Physical description The Puerto Rican Spindalis exhibits sexual dimorphism (visual physical differences between the sexes) with males being brightly colored and females being dully colored. Males are green colored above with an orange neck and chest. They have a black head with two white stripes that run across it, one above and one below the eyes. The tail and wings are gray to black with small white stripes at the tips. More

Puerto Rican Spindalis are usually found in pairs but may travel in small flocks. These birds occasionally engage in a behavior called “mobbing,” when a flock of birds attack a known predator, usually to defend their eggs or hatchlings. Such behavior has been observed to be directed against E. inornatus, the Puerto Rican Boa. The most common vocalization is described as a "continuing series of high-pitched, thin, sibilant notes, given in a rhythmic pattern. More

The Puerto Rican Spindalis can be found in forested areas such as El Yunque or near Maricao. TAXONOMY: PASSERIFORMES; THRAUPIDAE. Formerly called the Stripe-headed Tanager (Spindalis zena portoricensis), but taxonomists recently split the Stripe-headed Tanager into four separate species, based on differences in calls and in the plumages of both males and females. More

* Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis) * Puerto Rican Tody or San Pedrito (Todus mexicanus) * Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri) source Wikipedia Guides, Guide Books & Tours If you’re looking for some field guides to local birds, we have some recommendations for you. We have the first two on this list as part of the library our guests can access. More

Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis), Pied-Billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps), Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Brown Pelican (pelecanus occidentales) Great Blue Heron(Ardea herodias), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis), Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), More

Puerto Rican Tanager, Puerto Rican Spindalis, Puerto Rican and Black-whiskered Vireos, Puerto Rican Bullfinch, Puerto Rican Woodpecker, Greater Antillean Oriole, Loggerhead Kingbird, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, and Red-legged Thrush. Puerto Rican Emerald, Green Mango, and a female Antillean Euphonia were spotted right in the courtyard of the lodge. An afternoon drive on Route 120 to nearby Maricao Forest produced (after considerable searching) our first Elfin Woods Warblers, a species only discovered in 1971. More

Picture of Spindalis portoricensis above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: Blake Matheson
-Blake Matheson -Author: Blake Matheson
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Spindalis
Species : portoricensis
Authority : (Bryant, 1866)
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