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Black-capped Warbling Finch

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Photo © by Stanley Jones  Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, CĂłrdoba Province, Argentina, October 2019
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, CĂłrdoba Province, Argentina, October 2019
Poospiza melanoleuca

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[edit] Identification

13 cm (5 in)

  • Short tail
  • Small triangular bill

Male

  • Black head
  • Grey upperparts
  • Whitish underparts

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

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

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] 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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