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Black-and-rufous Warbling Finch - BirdForum Opus

Nominate subspecies
Photo © by dacol
Lages, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, November 2018
Poospiza nigrorufa


Photo © by gpmendive
Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2006

15 cm (6 in)

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


Southern South America: central Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southeast Brazil.



This is a monotypic species[1].

Black-and-chestnut Warbling-Finch was recently split from this species.


Forests, forests borders near water, savannas and & reed beds



There is little information available on their diet. They feed on or near the ground in mixed species flocks.


  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 August 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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