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Gray-throated Warbling Finch

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Photo by Fabio Gramado, Brazil, September 2005
Photo by Fabio
Gramado, Brazil, September 2005
Poospiza cabanisi

Microspingus cabanisi


[edit] Identification

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

[edit] Similar Species

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

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Buff-throated Warbling Finch.

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

A quick and active bird.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of seeds and invertebrates.

[edit] Breeding

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

[edit] Vocalisation

Calls and songs differ between the two subspecies.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  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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