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Photo © by Fritz73
Costanera Sur Reserve, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000
Poospiza whitii


15 cm (6 in)

  • Black head
  • White supercilium with dark chestnut at the rear
  • White malar stripe
  • Dark slaty-grey upperparts
  • Dark chestnut breast and flanks
  • Whitish belly
  • Long pointed bill
  • Long tail with rounded end


From Bolivia to north-western Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].

Recently split from Black-and-rufous Warbling Finch


Shrub to forested areas, from quite dry to semi-humid.




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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