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Black-capped Warbling Finch - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Stanley Jones
Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, Córdoba Province, Argentina, October 2019
Microspingus melanoleucus

Poospiza melanoleuca

Identification

13 cm (5 in)

  • Short tail
  • Small triangular bill

Male

  • Black head
  • Grey upperparts
  • Whitish underparts

Distribution

South America: found from western Bolivia to northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and south-western Brazil.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Has been considered conspecific with Cinereous Warbling-Finch in the past.

This species was in the past placed in genus Poospiza.

Habitat

Dry chaco forest, thorny and shrubby woodland, savannas and reed beds.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of seeds, fruit and flowers; with the addition of arthropods and insects, particularly during the breeding season.

References

  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/
  2. BF member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)

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External Links

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