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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Poospiza
Higher classification  American Sparrows
Order  Passerine
Family  Thraupidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Poospiza httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Lower classifications  Black‑and‑rufous warbling finch, Black‑capped warbling finch, Ringed warbling finch, Cinnamon warbling finch, Gray‑throated warbling finch

Birds of peru collared warbling finch poospiza hispaniolensis

Poospiza is a genus of finch-like tanagers found in both the South American lowlands and the Andes mountains. Generally they are arboreal feeders in light woodland and scrub. All have extensive grey to their plumage, and have—often bold—white or rufous markings.


Poospiza nigrorufa laguna diario maldonado ur dez 2011 antonio silveira


Despite many similarities in plumage the genus—as traditionally defined—appears to consist of four groups each of which are paraphyletic with representatives of six other tanager genera all forming a well-supported clade. Lougheed studied twelve of the seventeen species and consistently recovered the following four groups:

  • 1. P. hypochondria and P. caesar
  • 2. P. torquata, P. melanoleuca, P. alticola, and P. erythrophrys
  • 3. P. baeri and P. garleppi.
  • 4. P. ornata and P. boliviana
  • Based on this and other evidence, the two members of group 3 have recently been moved from Poospiza into the resurrected genus Compsospiza.

    Additionally, P. caesar was formerly classified in the monotypic genus Poospizopsis.

    Species list

  • Bay-chested warbling finch, Poospiza thoracica
  • Bolivian warbling finch, Poospiza boliviana
  • Plain-tailed warbling finch, Poospiza alticola
  • Rufous-sided warbling finch, Poospiza hypocondria
  • Cinnamon warbling finch, Poospiza ornata
  • Rusty-browed warbling finch, Poospiza erythrophrys
  • Black-and-rufous warbling finch, Poospiza nigrorufa
  • Buff-throated warbling finch, Poospiza lateralis
  • Gray-throated warbling finch, Poospiza cabanisi
  • Rufous-breasted warbling finch, Poospiza rubecula
  • Chestnut-breasted mountain finch, Poospiza caesar
  • Collared warbling finch, Poospiza hispaniolensis
  • Ringed warbling finch, Poospiza torquata
  • Black-capped warbling finch, Poospiza melanoleuca
  • Cinereous warbling finch, Poospiza cinerea
  • References

    Poospiza Wikipedia

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