Collared Warbling-Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Santa Eulalia, Lima

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Santa Eulalia, Lima

Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. N Peru|Lima

Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Santa Eulalia, Lima

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The male Collared Warbling-Finch has gray upperparts and a tail with white outer tail feathers. It has a broad and long white superciliary and black sides of the head. The throat is white. It has a black band across the breast bordered by gray and a pale center of the belly. The female has similar plumage pattern, but the gray is replaced by brown with dusky streaks on the underparts. It forages in semi-open habitats and scrub, often on the ground. It is superficially similar to the Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch but is distinguished by a black band across the breast and patterned underparts.

Status: The Collared Warbling-Finch is common on the coastal lowlands and foothills of the western slope of the Andes to elevations of up to 2900 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Monterita Acollarada.

Sub-species: Collared Warbling-Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis), Bonaparte, 1850.

Meaning of Name: Poospiza: Gr. poa, poas= grass, meadow and spiza= finch. hispaniolensis: L. Hispaniolensis= Spanish or Hispaniolan.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.