Red-crested Finch

The Red-crested Finch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Red-crested Finch (Coryphospingus cucullatus) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Coryphospingus cucullatus. More

The Red-crested Finch occurs in arid scrub and dry deciduous forest. The bulk of its distribution is in central South America, from Bolivia east to south central Brazil and south to central Argentina; but there also are disjunct populations in Peru, in the Guianas, and in northeastern Brazil. Male Red-crested Finches are mostly dark red with a narrow white eye ring, a black crown and a partially concealed scarlet coronal stripe. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Coryphospingus
Species : cucullatus
Authority : (Müller, 1776)