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Photo © by jarbas mattos
Campos do Jordo, Brazil, 11 April 2010
Microspingus lateralis

Poospiza lateralis


Head and uppersides are grey, throat buffy, much of underside bay, white in tail and primaries.


Found in south east Brazil in northern Sao Paulo (near Rio de Janeiro) and in Minas Gerais

Photo © by pbono
Photographed: Itatiaia NP, Brazil, November 2003


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

This species was in the past placed in genus Poospiza.


Humid montane forests, less so in shrubland.


Mostly forages alone, in pairs of small groups, feeding on insects and seeds.


  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. Jaramillo, A. (2020). Buff-throated Warbling-Finch (Microspingus lateralis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.rrwfin1.01
  3. SACC proposal to split the two forms into two species

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