Nonnatives - African Silverbill

African Silverbill - Lonchura cantans

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1965

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  At least 10 years

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown.

Species Account: Native to Africa.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1965   At least 10 years  

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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