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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

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[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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  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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