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Gray-throated Warbling Finch - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Fabio
Gramado, Brazil, September 2005
Microspingus cabanisi

Poospiza cabanisi


15 cm (6 in)
Head and throat grey contrasting with reddish-brown back, strong white supercilium, cinnamon-rufous flanks,

Similar Species

They have much less white in tail and wings than similar Buff-throated Warbling Finch.


South America: found in Argentina, Brazil (south of Sao Paulo), Paraguay, and Uruguay.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Buff-throated Warbling Finch with the name of Red-rumped Warbling Finch.

This species was in the past placed in genus Poospiza.


Riparian and gallery forests, forest edges, shrubland and backyards. Occurs from sea level up to about 500 m.


A quick and active bird.


Their diet consists of seeds and invertebrates.


The make a cup-shaped nest from plant fibres to hold their clutch of 3 eggs, which are bluish-green with black blotches.


Calls and songs differ between the two subspecies.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014 and May 2018)
  3. SACC proposal to split the two forms into two species
  4. BF member observations

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