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THRAUPIDAE - the Tanager Family

FINCHes and Allies

The Thraupidae are a family of passerine birds found in the Americas. About 60% of tanagers live in South America, and 30% of these species live in the Andes. Most species are endemic to a relatively small area. In addition to "tanagers", dacnis, finches, flowerpiercers, honeycreepers, seedeaters, and many other diversely named species are included in Thraupidae. The tangara genus includes some of the most spectacularly colored birds of the world.

Tanagers are omnivorous, and their diets vary from genus to genus. They have been seen eating fruits, seeds, nectar, flower parts, and insects. Many pick insects off branches. Other species look for insects on the undersides of leaves. Yet others wait on branches until they see a flying insect and catch it in the air.

This page contains finch-like memeber of the tanager family. Some of these species were formally in the sparrow family Emberizidae.


Genus Acanthidops - 1 species

Finch,_Peg-billed  Acanthidops bairdi  Found: Costa Rica
The Peg-billed Finch has long pointed bill with black upper mandible and yellow lower mandible. Male has slate gray upperparts; paler underparts. Female has cinnamon wing-bars; buff supercilium.  
Image by: 1) Brad_Weinert - Costa Rica  2) Tuomas_Seimola



Genus Camarhynchus
These finches are all native to the Galapagos Islands.

Finch,_Woodpecker  Camarhynchus pallidus  Found: Galapagos
The Woodpecker Finch has grayish-brown upperparts; pale yellowish-white underparts. In order to extract grubs from twigs, it is known to find a hard short twig, break it into the right length.
Image by: 1) David_Cook 


Finch,_Large_Tree  Camarhynchus psittacula  Found: Galapagos
The male Large Tree Finch has dark hood; greenish back; whitish underparts; large bill, about as long as high.
Image by: 1) John Gould  2) Paul_McFarling


Finch,_Mangrove  Camarhynchus heliobates  Found: Galapagos
The Mangrove Finch only inhabits mangroves on the islands of Isabela and Fernandina, and within Isabela only on the west side of the island.
Image by: 1) Michael_Dvorak  2) Nick Athanas


Finch,_Medium_Tree  Camarhynchus pauper  Found: Floreana Island of the Galapagos Islands
The Medium Tree Finch has a smaller bill than the Large Tree Finch.
Image by: 1) Jody_O’Connor  2) Sergey_Pisarevskiy


Finch,_Small_Tree  Camarhynchus parvulus  Found: Galapagos
The Small Tree Finch has a smaller bill than the Medium Tree Finch. The male has olive-brown upperparts; black hood; white belly, Female has brown upperparts; whitish underparts with some streaks.
Image by: 1) Laura_Gooch  2) John_Jackson
1) Female 2) Male



Genus Catamblyrhynchus - 1 species

Plushcap  Catamblyrhynchus diadema  Found: Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia
The Plushcap has dark bluish-gray plumage; golden-yellow forecrown; rufous face, underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2) Ben_Tavener



Genus Certhidea - 1 species

Finch,_Gray_Warbler-  Certhidea fusca  Found: Galapagos
The Gray Warbler-Finch has greenish-gray plumage.
Similar to: Green Warbler-Finch. The Gray Warbler Finch prefers arid islands and the Green Warbler-Finch prefers wetter islands..
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - 2) Putney_Mark


Finch,_Green_Warbler- Certhidea olivacea  Found: The Galapagos Islands
The Green Warbler-Finch has greenish plumage.
Similar to: Gray Warbler-Finch. The Gray Warbler Finch prefers arid islands and the Green Warbler-Finch prefers wetter islands..
Image by: 1) Charles_Davies



Genus Charitospiza - 1 species

Finch,_Coal-crested Charitospiza eucosma  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil
The Coal-crested Finch has a crest. Male has silver-gray back; wide black band from crown to lower-breast. Female has light gray and brown upperparts;
Image by: 1) Ciro_Albano  2, 3) Nick Athanas - Brazil
1) Female 2) Male



Genus Coryphaspiza - 1 species

Finch,_Black-masked  Coryphaspiza melanotis  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru
The Black-masked Finch has olive-green upperparts; black face; white supercilium; orange and black bill; white underparts.
Image by: 1) Claudio_Timm  2) Nick Athanas - Brazil 3) Hector_Bottai
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Genus Coryphospingus

Finch,_Pileated  also  Gray Pileated Finch  Coryphospingus pileatus  Found: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Venezuela
The Pileated Finch has gray upperparts, tail; whitish underparts; gray flanks. Male has red (may be concealed) on top of head which can be raised as a crest; white eye-ring.
Image by: 1, 5) Nick Athanas - Brazil  2) Barloventomagico - Venezuela  3, 4) Alejandro_Tamayo
1, 2) Female 3, 4, 5) Male
2) Coryphospingus pileatus brevicaudus


Finch, Red-crested Coryphospingus cucullatus  Found: South America
The male Red-crested finch has red crest with black edge; brownish-red upperparts; plum-red underparts; white eye-ring. The female lacks a crown.
Image by:  1, 2, 3) Cláudio Timm in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  4) Nick Athanas - Brazil
1) Female  2, 3, 4) Male



Genus Diuca

Finch,_Common_Diuca- Diuca diuca  Found: mainly Argentina, Chile. Also Bolivia, Brazil
The Common Diuca-Finch has mainly gray plumage; whtie throat, belly It has a bicolored bill: gray upper mandible; mainly white lower.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Argentina  3) Ron_Knight - Argentina  4. 5. 6) Dick Daniels - Chile
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Finch,_White-winged_Diuca-  Diuca speculifera  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
The White-winged Diuca-Finch has mainly gray plumgae; white throat; arc under eyes, throat; white out primaries.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Chile  3) Francesco Veronesi



Genus Donacospiza - 1 species

Finch,_Long-tailed_Reed   Donacospiza albifrons  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
The Long-tailed Reed Finch has mainly gray upperparts; pale supercilium; cinnamon underparts; long tail.
Image by: 1) DarioNizUruguay  2) Claudio_Timm



Genus Emberizoides

Finch, Gray-cheeked Grass- also Lesser Grass-Finch  Emberizoides ypiranganus  Found: southern South America
The Gray-cheeked Grass-Finch has olive-brown upperparts with black streaks; pale and relatively unmarked lowerparts; yellowish-orange bill with blacking culmen. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and swamps.
Similar to: Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch. The Gray-cheeked Grassfinch generally exhibits greater contrast than Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch.
Image by:  1) Cláudio Timm  2) Lip Kee Yap - Argentina


Finch, Wedge-tailed Grass- Emberizoides herbicola  Found: Central and South America
The Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch has olive-brown upperparts with black streaks; pale and relatively unmarked lowerparts; yellowish-orange bill with blacking culmen. Its major range is in southeastern South America in southern Brazil, Bolivia, eastern Paraguay, and extreme northeast Argentina.
Similar to: Gray-cheeked Grass-Finch. The Gray-cheeked Grassfinch generally exhibits greater contrast than Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch.
Image by:  1, 2) Dario Sanches - Piraju, São Paulo, Brazil  3, 4) Cláudio Timm in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil   5) Nick Athanas - Ecuador



Genus Embernagra

Finch,_Great_Pampa-  Embernagra platensis  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
The Great Pampa-Finch has grass-green colored upperparts; gray head; orange-yellow bill.
Similar to: Pale-throated Pampa-Finch. The Pale-throated Pampa_Finch is slimer, smaller, and longer tailed than Great Pampa-Finch
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil 2) Jacob_Robertson  3) Claudio_Timm


Finch,_Pale-throated_Pampa-  Embernagra longicauda  Found: Brazil
Similar to: Great Pampa-Finch. The Pale-throated Pampa_Finch is slimer, smaller, and longer tailed than Great Pampa-Finch
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil



Genus Geospiza
Found : Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
These species are referred to as the "ground finch" group of Darwin's finches. Within the ground finches those that are slightly longer billed are called cactus-finches, although the division may be false. The males have msinlu black plumage and females have mainly brown plumage.

Finch,_Common_Cactus  Geospiza scandens  Found: Galapagos (Ecuador)
The Common Cactus Finch is usually found near the prickly pear cactus.
Image by: 1, 4) Nick Athanas 2) BRJ INC  3) David_Cook
1, 2) Female 3, 4) Male


Finch,_Large_Cactus  Geospiza conirostris  Found: Galapagos (Ecuador)
The subspecies of Large Cactus Finch differ substantially in appearance and perhaps should be separate species. They are found in dry environments on Española, Genovesa, Darwin, and Wolf islands. The Small Cactus Finch is not found on these islands.
Image by: 1, 5) Nick Athanas  2) Erik  3 Harvey_Barrison  4) NH53
1, 2, 3) Female 4, 5) Male


Finch,_Large_Ground  Geospiza magnirostris  Found: Galapagos (Ecuador)
Similar to: Small Ground Finch. The Large Ground Finch has a much larger bill than the Small Ground Finch. Their plumage is similar.
Image by: 1, 2) Lip_kee   3) Nick Athanas  4) Joanne_Goldby
1) Pair 2, 3) Female 4) Male


Finch,_Medium_Ground  Geospiza fortis  Found: Galapagos (Ecuador)
The male Mediium Ground Finch has mainly black plumage, bill; Female has brown upperparts with streaked underparts. The bird measures 12.5 cm (4.9 in) in length—which falls between the lengths of the Small and Large Ground Finches. The bill of this species is quite variable in size, though the length of the upper mandible is always greater than the depth of the bill at its base.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas  2, 3, 4) Brian_Gratwicke
1, 2) Female 3) Male


Finch,_Sharp-beaked_Ground  Geospiza difficilis  Found: Galapagos (Ecuador)
The Sharp-beaked Finch has a pointed bill. Male has blackish plumage;. Female has brown plumage; streaked  underparts.
Image by: 1) Greg_Lasley  2) D_Gordon_Robertson  3) Nick Athanas  4) Byron_Chin
1, 2, 3) Female 4) Male


Finch,_Small_Ground  Geospiza fuliginosa  Found: Galapagos (Ecuador)
The male Small Ground Finch has mainly black plumage, bill; Female has brown upperparts with streaked underparts.
Similar to: Large Ground Finch. The Large Ground Finch has a much larger bill than the Small Ground Finch. Their plumage is similar.
Image by: 1) Sergey_Pisarevskiy  2) David_Cook  3, 6) Nick Athanas  4, 5) Victor_Fazio
1, 2) Female 3, 4) Male



Genus Haplospiza

Finch,_Slaty  Haplospiza rustica  Found: Mexico to Bolivia
The male Slaty Finch has dark slaty upperparts; silghtly paler underparts. Femael has dark grayish-brown upperparts; paler throat.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2) Mdf


Finch,_Uniform  Haplospiza unicolor  Found: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
The male Uniform Finch has uniform gray plumage. Female has dull olive-brown upperparts; creamy underparts with faint streaks.
Image by: 1) Hector_Bottai - Brazil  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Brazil  3) Dario_Sanches - Brazil



Genus Idiopsar - 1 species

Finch,_Short-tailed  Idiopsar brachyurus  Found: mainly Bolivia, also Argentina, Peru
The Short-tailed Finch has gray plumage. It is not very short tailed, inspite of how depected in image 1 below.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans



Genus Incaspiza
Inca-finch are found in Peru in in the Andes. They are rather terrestrial, and typically forage within dense plant growth on the ground, but commonly perch higher,

Finch,_Buff-brindled_Inca-  Incaspiza laeta  Found: Peru
The Buff-brindled Inca-Finch has rufous back, belly; gray head with black mask; gray nape, breast; black throat border with buff; black tail; yellowish bill.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas  3) David Cook


Finch,_Gray-winged_Inca-  Incaspiza ortizi  Found: Peru
The Gray-winged Inca-Finch has gray upperparts with brown streaks; black mask; gray underparts with whitish belly.
Image by: 1) David_Cook  2) Nick Athanas


Finch,_Great_Inca-  Incaspiza pulchra  Found: Peru
The Great Inca-Finch has brown back; gray and rufous wings; gray nape, breast; black loral patch, bib; yellow bill, legs.
Image by: 1) Dubi_Shapiro


Finch,_Little_Inca-  Incaspiza watkinsi  Found: Peru
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas


Finch,_Rufous-backed_Inca-  Incaspiza personata  Found: Peru
The Rufous-backed Inca-Finch has mainly rufous upperparts; brown wings, crown; black lores, chin; gray neck, underparts.
Image by: 1) Dubi_Shapiro



Genus Lophospingus

Finch,_Black-crested  Lophospingus pusillus  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay
The Black-crested Finch has mainly gray plumage; lighter underparts; white head with black crest, eye-line.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Argentina


Finch,_Gray-crested  Lophospingus griseocristatus  Found: Argentian, Bolivia
The Gray-crested Finch has mainly gray plumage; gryu crest;; whitish belly.
Image by: 1) Orbigny  2) Graham_Ekins - Bolivia



Genus Loxigilla

Bullfinch,_Puerto_Rican  Loxigilla portoricensis  Found: Puerto Rico
The male Puerto Rican Bullfinch has mainly glossy black plumage; red crown, throat, rump. Female has brownish plumage; reddish tinged forehead.
Image by: 1) Ernesto Burgos  2) Carlos David Hernández


Bullfinch,_Barbados  Loxigilla barbadensis  Found: Barbados
The Barbadeos Bullfinch has olive-gray upperparts; grayish underparts.
Image by: 1) Postdlf  2) Christine and John Fournier


Bullfinch, Greater Antillean  Loxigilla violacea   Found: the Caribbean
Image by: 1, 2) New Jersy Birds
1) Female   2) Male


Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean  Loxigilla noctis  Found: the Caribbean
Image by:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7) Dick Daniels - St. John, US Virgin Islands   3) New Jersy Birds  
1, 2, 3) Female   4) Juvenile male  5, 6, 7) Male




Genus Melanodera

Finch,_White-bridled Melanodera melanodera  Found: southern Argentina and Chile
The male White-bridled Finch has gray-green upperparts; gray head, upper-breast; black mask and throat bordered with white (hence brindled). Female has brown upperparts with dark streaks; similarly for breast.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Falklands Islands  3) Flavio_Camus - Chile
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Finch,_Yellow-bridled  Melanodera xanthogramma  Found: southern Argentina and Chile
The male Yekkow-bridled Finch has mainly gray plumage; black lores; black throat with yellow border. Femalae is streaked brown and tan.
Image by: 1, 2) Dominic_Sherony
1) Female 2) Male



Genus Melanospiza - 1 species

Finch,_Saint_Lucia_Black  Melanospiza richardsoni  Found: Saint Lucia (island in eastern Caribbean)
The Saint Lucia Black Finch has black plumage, bill; black legs.
Image by: 1) Marcel_Holyoak



Genus Melopyrrha - 1 species

Bullfinch,_Cuban  Melopyrrha nigra  Found: Cuba, Grand Cayman
The male Cuban Bullfinch has mainly black plumage; heavy bill; white wing patch. Females have less shiny plumage. Grand Cayman female has olive-gray plumage.
Image by: 1) Charles_Sharp  2) Alan_Hopkins 
2) Male



Genus Nesospiza
Found: Tristan da Cunha archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean

Finch,_Inaccessible_Island  Nesospiza acunhae  Found: Inaccessible_Island of South Atlantic
Image by: 1) Brian_Gratwicke


Finch,_Nightingale_Island Nesospiza questi  Found: Nightingale_Island South Atlantic
Image by: 1) Otto_Plantema


Finch,_Wilkins's  Nesospiza wilkinsi  Found: Inaccessible_Island and Nightingale_Island of South Atlantic
Image by: 1) Peter_Ryan



Genus Piezorina - 1 species

Finch,_Cinereous Piezorina cinerea  Found: Peru
The Cinereous Finch has gray plumage; lighter underparts; thick yellow bill; pale legs.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Peru  2) Martin_Reid



Genus Phrygilus
The Sierra-Finches.

Finch,_Ash-breasted_Sierra-  Phrygilus plebejus  Found: South America
The male Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch has grayish upperparts with dark brown streaks; gray-ash underparts; pale supercilium. Female has brown upperparts with heavier streaking. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is shrubland and grassland.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador, Ecuador, Argentiana  4) Dominic Sherony


Finch,_Band-tailed_Sierra-  Phrygilus alaudinus  Found: Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile
The male Band-tailed Sierra-Finch has gray head, throat, breast; gray back streaked black. Female has brownish-gray with dark streaks; streaked brown lowerparts. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is shrubland.
Image by: 1) Dick Daniels - Ecuador  2, 3, 4) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1, 2) Female 3, 4) Male


Finch,_Black-hooded_Sierra-  Phrygilus atriceps  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
The male Black-hooded Sierra-Finch has tawny-orange mantle, underparts; black hood; blackish wings.
Image by: 1) Orbigny  2) andrea_ugarte


Finch,_Carbonated_Sierra- Phrygilus carbonarius  Found: Argentina
The male Carbonated Sierra-Finch has blackish-gray plumage; yellow bill. 
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Argentina  2) Dominic_Sherony - Argentina


Finch,_Gray-hooded_Sierra-  Phrygilus gayi  Found: Argentina, Chile
The Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch has greenish back; blue-gray wings; gray hooded; bright yellow underparts.
Similar to: Patagonian Sierra-Finch. Gray-headed Sierra-Finch has brighter underparts than Patagonian Sierra-Finch.
Image by: 1) Allan_Drewitt - Argentina 


Finch,_Mourning_Sierra- Phrygilus fruticeti   Found: n Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
The male Mourning Sierra-Finch has grayish-black upperparts; mottled blackish underparts; lighter belly;  white wingbar; orange bill. The male's plumage reminds one of mourning attire. Female has mainly brown plumage; darker wings with white wingbas; rusty chhek patch.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Nick Athanas - Argentina  4) Francesco_Veronesi - Chile
1) Juvenile male 2) Female 3) Male


Finch,_Patagonian_Sierra-  Phrygilus patagonicus  Found: South America
The Patagonian Sierra-Finch has tawny back; gray hood, wings; yellowish-orange underparts.
Similar to: Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch. Gray-headed Sierra-Finch has brighter underparts than Patagonian Sierra-Finch.
Image by: 1) Jorge Cardenas - Chile  2) dFaulder - Tierra del Fuego National Park  3) Calyponte - Argentina  4) René_Mayorga


Finch,_Peruvian_Sierra-  Phrygilus punensis  Found: Bolivia, Peru
It is found in Bolivia and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.
Image by: 1) Bill Bouton - near Cusco, Peru  2) Dick Daniels - near Cusco, Peru  3) Nick Athanas


Finch,_Plumbeous_Sierra-  Phrygilus unicolor  Found: The Andes of South America
The Plumbeous Sierra-Finch is all gray, lighter underneath. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and pastureland.
Image by: 1, 4) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2) Allan Drewitt - Argentina  3) Dick Daniels - above Urubamba, Peru
1) Female 2, 3, 4) Male


Finch,_Red-backed_Sierra-  Phrygilus dorsalis  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
The Red-backed Sierra-Finch has chestnut-red back; gray head; white throat.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Argentina  2) Hector_Bottai - Chile


Finch,_White-throated_Sierra- Phrygilus erythronotus  Found: Bolivia, Chile, Peru
The White-throated Sierra-Finch has mainly gray upperparts; white throat; grayish-white underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Chile  2) Richard_Gibbons



Genus Pinaroloxias - 1 species

Finch,_Cocos  Pinaroloxias inornata  Found: Cocos Island, which is approximately 360 miles south of Costa Rica
The male Cocos Finch has mainly black plumage. Female is brownish.
Image by: 1) Charles_Townsend



Genus Platyspiza - 1 species

Finch,_Vegetarian  Platyspiza crassirostris  Found: Galalapgos
The male Vegetarian Finch has black hood, throat, upper-breast, bill; whitish underparts with dark streaks. Female has light brown upperparts; lighter underparts.
Image by: 1) MeegsC  2) Roger Ahlman



Genus Poospiza
These are finch-like tanagers with extensive  gray to their plumage.

Finch,_Cochabamba_Mountain  Compsospiza garleppi  Found: Bolivia
The Cochabamba Mountain Finch has gray upperparts, part of crown; rufous rest of head, underparts.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Paul_Jones - Bolivia


Finch,_Tucuman_Mountain  Compsospiza baeri  Found: Argentina
The Tucuman Mountain Finch has mainly gray upperparts; rufous forehead, throat, upper-breast, vent.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Argentina  2) RedwoodsHermit  3) Ron_Knight


Finch,_Bay-chested_Warbling- Poospiza thoracica  Found: southeastern Brazil
The Bay-chested Warbling-Finch has mainly gray upperparts; white arc below eye; whitish underparts with broad reddish breast-band and flanks.
Image by: 1) Carlos_Henrique  2) Francesco_Veronesi  3) Nick Athanas


Finch, Black and rufous Warbling-   Poospiza nigrorufa   Found: South America
The Black and rufous Warbling-Finch has black face; rufous breast, flanks; white supercilium, central belly. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Cláudio Timm - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil   4) Dario_Niz - Uruguay 
1) Juvenile


Finch,_Black-capped_Warbling-  Poospiza melanoleuca  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Image by: 1) Ron_Knight


Finch,_Bolivian_Warbling-  Poospiza boliviana  Found: Argentina, Bolivia
The Bolivian Warbling-Finch has brownish-gray upperparts; gray head with white superciliump white throat; rufous breast, flanks; white rest underparts.
Image by: 1) Paul_Jones


Finch,_Buff-throated_Warbling-  Poospiza lateralis  Found: southeast Brazil
The Buff-throated Warbling-Finch has gray upperparts; white superciliium; pale buffy throat, upper-breast; rest underparts rufous except white center of underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil  2, 3) Dario_Sanches


Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mountain- Poospiza caesar  Found: Peru
The Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch has gray upperparts, flanks; chestnut breast; white supercilium, throat, upper breast, belly
Image by: Dick Daniels - above Urubamba, Peru


Finch,_Cinereous_Warbling-  Poospiza cinerea  Found: Brazil
The Cinereous Warbling-Finch has gray upperparts; darker lores; white throat, underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil  2) Hector Bottai - Brazil


Finch,_Cinnamon_Warbling-  Poospiza ornata  Found: Argentina
The Cinnamon Warbling-Finch has mainly gray upperparts, face; chestnut patch on mid-back; cinnamon supercilium, underparts; white wingbars.
Image by: 1) Dominic_Sherony - Argentina  2) Jorge_Martin_Spinuzza


Finch,_Collared_Warbling- Poospiza hispaniolensis  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The male Collared Warbling-Finch has dark gray upperparts; white supercilium; throat; black mask, breast band; white rest underparts. Female light gray upperparts; pale underparts with faint streaks; head similarly patterned as male, but light gray instead of black.
Similar to: Ringed Warbling-Finch. The ranges of Collared Warbling-Finch and Ringed Warbling-Finch do not overlap.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  3) David_Cook - Peru


Finch, Gray-throated Warbling-  Poospiza cabanisi  Found: southern South America
Gray-throated Warbling-Finch and Buff-throated Warbling-Finch were recently considered to be one species: Red-rumped Warbling-Finch. It is found in forest borders and woodland in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay, far north-eastern Argentina, and Uruguay.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Cláudio Timm - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 
1) Juvenile


Finch,_Plain-tailed_Warbling- Poospiza alticola  Found: Peru
The Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch has mainly gray upperparts; black face; white supercilium, moustachial stripe; white underparts with broard rufous flanks.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas


Finch,_Ringed_Warbling- Poospiza torquata  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay
The Ringed Warbling-Finch has gray upperparts; white supercilium; throat; black mask, breast band; white rest underparts.
Similar to: Collared Warbling-Finch. The ranges of Collared Warbling-Finch and Ringed Warbling-Finch do not overlap.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Argentina  2) Gustavo_Fernando_Durán


Finch,_Rufous-breasted_Warbling-  Poospiza rubecula  Found: Peru
The Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch has gray upperparts; rufous forehead, uenderparts.
Image by: 1) Juan_Luna


Finch,_Rufous-sided_Warbling-  Poospiza hypochondria  Found: Argentina, Bolivia
The Rufous-sided Warbling-Finch has mainly gray upperparts; gray head with white supercilium; white throat with dark malar stripe; gray breast-band; rufous flanks; rest underparts whitish.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Argentina  2) Paul_Jones - Bolivia


Finch,_Rusty-browed_Warbling-  Poospiza erythrophrys  Found: Argentina, Bolivia
The Rusty-browed Warbling-Finch has olive-brown upperparts; dusky wings with white edges; grayish head, neck; wide and bold rusty supercilium; rufous underparts with white central belly.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Argentina



Genus Porphyrospiza - 1 species

Finch,_Blue  Porphyrospiza caerulescens  Found: Bolivia, Brazil
The male Blue Finch has striking blue plumage. Female has rufous-brown upperparts; whitish underparts with dusky streaks. Both have yellow bill, male's much brighter.
Image by: 1) Patricia  2) Nick Athanas - Brazil  3)_ Juniorgirotto



Genus Rhodospingus - 1 species

Finch, Crimson-breasted also Crimson Finch-Tanager Rhodospingus cruentus  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The male Crimson-breasted Finch has red crown stripe, throat, underparts; black upperparts, face sides, tail. Female has brown upperparts; buffy underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas -  Ecuador  2, 3, 4, 5) Dick Daniels - Butterfly World, Florida
1) Female 2 - 5) Male



Genus Rowettia - 1 species

Finch,_Gough  Rowettia goughensis  Found: remote South Atlantic Gough Island
Image by: 1) Christopher_Jones



Genus Saltatricula - 1 species

Finch,_Many-colored_Chaco  Saltatricula multicolor  Found: Chaco region of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay
The Many-colored Chaco Finch has white supercilium; black face; white throat; pink or red underparts. The Chaco region of South America is a semi-arid lowland natural region of the Río de la Plata basin.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Hector_Bottai - Argentina  3) Nick Athanas - Argentina



Genus Sicalis

Finch,_Bright-rumped_Yellow- Sicalis uropygialis  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
The male Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch has mainly gray upperparts; gray wings; olive-yellow rump, upper-tail coverts; mainly olive-yellow head; gray lores, arc below eye. "ear"; bright yellow underparts; gray flanks. Female similarly patterend but duller. Gray-brown back, crown, face; whitish eyering; olive-yellow rump, upper-tail coverts; dull yellow underparts; brown flanks.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Remu


Finch,_Citron-headed_Yellow- Sicalis luteocephala  Found: mainly Bolivia, also adjacent northern Argentina
The Citron-headed Yellow-Finch dull gray upperparts, crown, nape, flanks; bright yellow rest underparts, face.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Argentina


Finch, Grassland Yellow-  Sicalis luteola  Found: South America
The male Grassland Yellow-Finch has greenish-yellow upperparts; yellow underparts, rump. Female has dark-streaked pale brown upperparts; yellow underparts.
Image by:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Cláudio Timm - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 
1, 2, 3) Female  4, 5) Male


Finch,_Greater_Yellow- Sicalis auriventris  Found: Argentina, Chile
The male Greater Yellow-Finch has mainly yellow plumage; olive wash to back, cheeks, flanks; bright yellow crown; duller yellow underparts. Female has mainly grayish-brown plumage.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Arthur_Grosset - Chile  3) Nick Athanas - Chile


Finch,_Greenish_Yellow- Sicalis olivascens  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
The Greenish Yellow-Finch plumage is greener than other Sicalis finches.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Argentina  3) Francesco_Veronesi
1) Female 2) Male


Finch,_Orange-fronted_Yellow- Sicalis columbiana  Found: Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela
The male Orange-fronted Yellow-Finch has mainly yellow plumage; oranage fore-crown; dusky lores. Female has olive-brown upperparts; whitish underparts.
Similar to: Saffron Finch. Male Orange-fronted Yellow_Ffnch has distinct orange fore-crown and dusky lores; male Saffron Finch does not.
Image by: 1) Hector_Bottai - Brazil  2) Nick Athanas - Brazil  3) Andreas_Trepte


Finch,_Patagonian_Yellow-  Sicalis lebruni  Found: mainly Argentina, also Chile
Image by: 1) Kristian_Stahl
1) Male


Finch,_Puna_Yellow-  Sicalis lutea  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru
The male Puna Yellow-Finch has mainly yellow plumage. Female is duller; mainly yellow underparts.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Nick Athanas - Argentina


Finch,_Raimond's_Yellow-  Sicalis raimondii  Found: Peru
Image by: 1) Robert_Scanlon


Finch,_Saffron Sicalis flaveola Found: South America, Hawaii
The male Saddron Finch is yellow with an orange crown. Females are usually a duller version of male; S. f. pelzelni  is olive-brown with dark streaks.
Similar to: Orange-fronted Yellow_Ffnch. Male Orange-fronted Yellow-Finch has distinct orange fore-crown and dusky lores; male Saffron Finch does not.
Image by:  1, 3) Cláudio Timm in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  2) Nick Athanas - Qrgentina  4) Dick Daniels - Hawaii   5) Pat and Keith Taylor - Hawaii   5, 7, 8) Dario Sanches - Brazil 9) Cristiano Crolle - El Palmar, Argentina
1, , 32) Female  4 - 9) Male


Finch,_Stripe-tailed_Yellow-  Sicalis citrina  Found: South America
Image by: 1) Hector_Bottai  2) Nortondefeis  3) Claudio_Timm
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Finch,_Sulphur-throated Sicalis taczanowskii  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The Sulphur-throated Yellow-finch has grayish-brown upperparts; pale yellow throat; malar, supercilium; whitish underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Peru
1) Male



Genus Urothraupis - 1 species

Tanager,_Black-backed_Bush  Urothraupis stolzmanni  Found: Columbia, Ecuador
The Black-bacled Bush Tanager has black upperparts; white throat, unper-breast; rest underparts; grayish mottled.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador



Genus Xenospingus - 1 species

Finch,_Slender-billed  Xenospingus concolor  Found: Chile, Peru
The Slender-billed Finch has mainly gray plumage; darker but faint mask; yellow bills, legs.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Chile





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