Coal-crested Finch

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Coal-crested Finch is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Coal-crested Finch (Charitospiza eucosma) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies suggest it is closer to the tanagers. It is the only member of the genus Charitospiza. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Charitospiza eucosma. More

* Coal-crested Finch A male in campo cerrado. Emas National Park, Goiás, Brazil Bradley Davis 6 August 2009 22 weeks ago 3 Sounds 1 recording * A singing male in "cerrado ralo" near corn fields. More

The Coal-crested finch, Charitospiza eucosma, is a small, rare and little-known bird, endemic of the savannas of central Brazil. These finches are easily identified by their morphology, especially the notable spiky crest present in both sexes. Males are distinctive, with a silver-gray back, yellow underparts, and a wide black band that extends from the crown to the breast. Females are light brown, differing from males by the absence of the black band and the intensity of gray on the back. More

The phylogenetic relationships of the Coal-crested Finch are uncertain (Clark 1986, Sibley and Monroe 1990, Remsen et al. 2010), and the species is classified as globally Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2009). Based on these parameters, we reinforce the priority of studies that contribute to the systematics and conservation of the species. Systematics Recent molecular phylogeny studies of the group "New World nine-primaried Oscine assemblage" do not include the genus Charitospiza (Bledsoe 1988, Burns 1997, Klicka et al. More

Coal-crested Finch Coryphaspiza melanotis Black masked Finch mid s. Marco looked pretending understand. Feigning arose ground. Full view. ... http://www.tutorgig.com/encyclopedia/getdefn.jsp?keywords=Sibley-Monroe_checklist_18 TutorGig.com Encyclopedia | Sibley-Monroe checklist 18: ...backed Bush-Tanager Nephelornis oneilli Pardusco Charitospiza eucosma Coal-crested Finch Coryphaspiza melanotis Black-masked Finch Saltatricula multicolor Many ... http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley-Monroe_checklist_18 Sibley-Monroe checklist 18 - Wikipedia: Tanager; Nephelornis oneilli Pardusco; Charitospiza eucosma Coal-crested Finch; Coryphaspiza melanotis Black-masked Finch; Saltatricula ... http://www.highiq.net/Text/bird13gt. More

Coal-crested Finch The Coal-crested Finch (Charitospiza eucosma) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is the only member of the genus Charitospiza.It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. See more at Wikipedia.org... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Charitospiza
Species : eucosma
Authority : Oberholser, 1905
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