On 24 October Joe Barros found a Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyyrrha nigra) a species not currently on the ABA Checklist. The bird was in South Miami and is of unknown origin, photographed by many on the 25th.
There are two subspecies of Cuban Bullfinch, the nominate subspecies residing in Cuba and on the Isle of Pines plus M. n. taylori from Grand Cayman Island. Although some authors place this species in the Emberizidae family, Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters, and Allies, it has recently been moved to the Thraupidae, tanager family, where it remains in a monotypic genus. The habitat preferences are subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests and heavily degraded former forest. They are popular in the cage bird trade.