First record of Nutmeg Mannikin <em>Lonchura punctulata</em> (Aves:Estrildidae) for Cuba

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Yaroddy Rodríguez
Orlando H. Garrido
Arturo Kirkconnel

Abstract: The first record of the Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata) for Cuba is an individual collected by Yaroddy RodrÌguez on 6 March 2003 in the outskirts of the city of Ciego de Ávila. For several years before then, however, Lonchura punctulata was known in Cuba (Garrido 1997). Garrido (1997) had reported several flocks of this species in the province of Guantánamo (near Vilorio). Furthermore, some "pájareros" had captured and kept several individuals in captivity. 


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GARRIDO, O. H. 1997. Sicalis flaveola (Aves: Emberizidae)ónueva especie para la avifauna cubana. Pitirre 10:55.