Nonnatives - Saffron Finch

Saffron Finch - Sicalis flaveola

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Native to South America, where it inhabits agricultural land and scrub.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1960's   Not reported breeding  
Palm Beach 1960's Not reported breeding  

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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