Slender-billed Finch (Xenospingus concolor)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mejia, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Lima, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Camana, Arequipa

Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Lima|Mejia

Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The male Slender-billed Finch is uniformly powdery gray. The bill and legs are orange. The female is uniformly brown with a dusky bill. The juvenile is brown with dusky streaks on the underparts. It forages in coastal riparian forest and scrub, as well as hedges around agricultural fields. The Slender-billed Finch superficially resembles a Band-tailed Sierra-Finch but is distinguished by a smaller size and by foraging in riparian forest and scrub and seldom on the ground. Also, see Cinereous Finch.

Status: The Slender-billed Finch is uncommon on the western coastal lowlands where it is known to range up to 1600 m along the western foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Ch.

Name in Spanish: Fringilo Apizarrado.

Sub-species: Slender-billed Finch (Xenospingus concolor), (d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye), 1837.

Meaning of Name: Xenospingus: Gr. xenos= stranger and spingos= finch. concolor: L. cum= together with and color, coloris= color. concolor, concoloris= of the same color.

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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.