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Rufous-breasted Warbling Finch

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Photo © by guiacallesSanta Eulalia, Lima, Peru, July 2018
Photo © by guiacalles
Santa Eulalia, Lima, Peru, July 2018
Poospiza rubecula


[edit] Identification

Photo © by megan perkinsSanta Eulalia Valley, Peru, November 2005
Photo © by megan perkins
Santa Eulalia Valley, Peru, November 2005

14–16·5 cm (5½-6½ in)

  • Dark slaty-grey hind-crown and upperparts
  • Orange-rufous forecrown, supercilium and underparts
  • White centre of belly
  • Black frontlet, mask and chin
  • Dusky wings and tail

Female; greyish-brown head and upperparts, whitish underparts with mixed rufous feathers. Breast and sides streaked dark grey.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found on the Western slope of Andes of Peru (La Libertad to Ica)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Low trees of mixed dry woodland with bushy undergrowth.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of emerging leaf buds, berries and seeds. They forage singly, in pairs and sometimes in mixed species flocks.

[edit] Breeding

There is very little known about their breeding behaviour.

[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 2018)

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