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São Francisco sparrow

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Arremon
Higher classification  Arremon
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Emberizidae
Scientific name  Arremon franciscanus
Rank  Species
Similar  Costa Rican brush finch, Black‑capped sparrow, Vilcabamba brush finch, Olive finch, Half‑collared sparrow

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The São Francisco sparrow (Arremon franciscanus) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family that is endemic to Brazil. The species were described in 1997 by Marcos Raposo in his book Ararajuba. The species feeds on caatinga and can be found in the valley of Rio São Francisco and in the states such as Bahia and Minas Gerais. Unlike its cousins the pectoral and half-collared sparrows, the São Francisco sparrow has a full breast band, which later reduces itself to two breast patches closer to the wing bend. The species also has other distinguishing features, orange bills and black culmens. They are threatened due to habitat loss.


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