Slender-billed Finch

Xenospingus is a genus of finch-like tanager. It contains a single species, the Slender-billed Finch . The slender billed finch is restricted to southwest Peru and northern Chile, and inhabits mainly riverine vegetation along coastal valleys It has been considered endangered due to loss of habitat. Riparian thickets that were common are under pressure from logging by farm owners. Some information has indicated that it has adaptated to threats using olive trees areas and other artificial habitats successfully.

The Slender-billed 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.

Slender-billed Finch (above center) is has a thin, bright yellow, finch-like bill; it is restricted to arid scrub in coastal south Peru and north Chile. The Plushcap (above right) is restricted to bamboo thickets high in the Andes. It is so atypical that for many years it was considered to be in its own family . The Pardusco Nephelornis onelli is an oddity found only in isolated elfin forests in central Peru. Tanager-Finch Oreothraupis arremonops likes lush Pacific slope cloud forests. More

Slender-billed Finch Xenospingus is a genus of finch-like tanager. It contains a single species, the Slender-billed Finch (Xenospingus concolor). See more at More

Slender-billed Finch, Chestnut-Throated Seedeater, Oasis Hummingbird, Chilean Woodstar, Croaking Ground-Dove and other arid-land birds. End tour in Iquique. Includes lunches, bottled water, use of spotting scope(s), bird lists, mammal lists, emergency oxygen for Lauca, transportation, thermos jugs, etc. Price for tour depends on group size, please inquire. This itinerary available all year. This tour can also include wildflowers of the Atacama, which are found along the route in certain seasons. More

the river occurs Slender-billed Finch, here at it More

Pearman's book says Slender-billed Finch is common in the mixed Citrus and Olive Groves on the east side of Azapa. We could find no sign of the Finch there (just 100s of Rufous-collared Sparrows), and no citrus trees. We finally had 1 Slender-billed Finch perch on the wire near the lantana site. Along the road to Putre, we saw 2 Straight-billed Earthcreepers, 2 Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetails, 2 Spot-billed ground-Tyrants and 2 Greenish Yellow-Finches. More

Slender-billed Finch and the rufescens race of Bran-colored Flycatcher which is possibly a good species. This adds another 2 hours of driving time and most groups opt not to do this. Only if there is full consensus in the group will this be added. PRICES: Option: Pucusana, Pantanos de Puerto Viejo and CaƱete Days: 1 Price: US$ 126 (Minimun 5 people). More

Sheertail, Slender-billed Finch, Peruvian Martin and others. In the afternoon along the waterfront we will look for Chilean Seaside Cinclodes, Peruvian and Inca Terns Day 13. AM a pelagic from Arica. Peruvian Diving-Petrel, Humboldt Penguin. In the afternoon we drive to Putre for an overnight stay. We will check out the canyons near Putre for White-throated Sierra-Finch. Basic hotel in Putre. Day 14. Entering Lauca National Park we will spend the whole days at altitudes above 4000m. More

slender-billed finch, great Inca-finch, and Raimondi's yellow-finch, as well as the pied-crested tit-tyrant. Guanacos and sea lions are two species of mammals found along the coast. Cause for Concern A lot of people live near the Atacama-Sechura Deserts. Cities and towns are expanding and more roads are being constructed. Mining, cutting of firewood, commercial plant collection, and livestock grazing pose major threats to this ecoregion. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Xenospingus
Species : concolor
Authority : (D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)