Photo © by Stanley Jones
Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, CĂłrdoba Province, Argentina
, October 2019
- Poospiza melanoleuca
13 cm (5 in)
- Short tail
- Small triangular bill
- Black head
- Grey upperparts
- Whitish underparts
South America: found from western Bolivia to northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and south-western Brazil.
This is a monotypic species.
Has been considered conspecific with Cinereous Warbling-Finch in the past.
Dry chaco forest, thorny and shrubby woodland, savannas and reed beds.
Their main diet consists of seeds, fruit and flowers; with the addition of arthropods and insects, particularly during the breeding season.
- 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/
- BF member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)
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