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Rusty-browed Warbling Finch

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Subspecies erythrophrysPhoto  ©  by Stanley JonesJujuy Province, Argentina, October, 2019
Subspecies erythrophrys
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Jujuy Province, Argentina, October, 2019
Poospiza erythrophrys


[edit] Identification

13·5–14 cm (5¼-5½ in)

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Argentina and Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Sibspecies

There are 2 zubspecies[1]:

  • M. e. cochabambae:
  • Andes of western Bolivia (Cochabamba and Chuquisaca)
  • M. e. erythrophrys:
  • Andes of Bolivia (Tarija) and north-western Argentina

[edit] Habitat

Found at the edges of montane forests and alder groves. Also in second growth forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet mostly consists of invertebrates such as spiders and beetles. Also fruit.

[edit] Breeding

Their half-spherical nest is constructed from lichens and fern fibres. The clutch usually contains 3 eggs.

[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
  1. Jaramillo, A. (2020). Rusty-browed Warbling-finch (Microspingus erythrophrys). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 14 January 2020).

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