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Haplospiza

Haplospiza
Slaty finch (male) with leucistic tail.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Haplospiza
Cabanis, 1851
species

H. rustica
H. unicolor

Haplospiza is a small genus of birds in the Thraupidae family. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown it to belong in the Thraupidae. Its two members breed in subtropical or tropical moist forest in Central and South America. They are often associated with bamboo. They are

Footnotes

References

  • BirdLife International 2004. Haplospiza unicolor. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
  • BirdLife International 2004. Haplospiza rustica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
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