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Coal-crested Finch

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MalePhoto © by Dave B Smith  Parque Nacional das Emas, MS, Brazil, September 2018
Photo © by Dave B Smith
Parque Nacional das Emas, MS, Brazil, September 2018
Charitospiza eucosma


[edit] Identification

MalePhoto © by LuizEmas National Park, Goias, Brazil, November 2014
Photo © by Luiz
Emas National Park, Goias, Brazil, November 2014

11.5 cm

  • Silver-grey back
  • Black wings and tail
  • Pale wing coverts
  • Long spiny crest
  • Black crown
  • White cheeks and ear-coverts
  • Black face, throat, mid breast and centre of belly
  • Orange-buff belly and flanks

Female paler

  • Brown tinged upperparts
  • Shorter brown crest
  • Grey face
  • Dull cinnamon buff eyebrow and underparts.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the campos of north-eastern Bolivia to north-eastern and central Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Scrubby lowlands and savanna to 1,200m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes seeds.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. BirdLife International

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