French: Coryphaspize à joues noires German: Schwarzkopftangare Spanish: Cachilo enmascarado
Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. marajoara
Sick, 1967 – Marajó I (mouth of R Amazon in Pará), in N Brazil.
C. m. melanotis
(Temminck, 1822) – extreme SE Peru (Madre de Dios), E Bolivia (La Paz and Beni), C & EC Brazil (S Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and NE Paraná E to Minas Gerais and São Paulo), E Paraguay, and NE Argentina (Corrientes).
13·5 cm; 15·6–15·8 g. A relatively thickset finch, with rather long and graduated tail, stout thick-based bill with gently curved culmen. Nominate race somewhat variable,... read more
Song high-pitched and insect-like, a set of paired notes so closely spaced as to sound like one... read more
Tall-grass habitats with scattered low shrubs; requires relatively open grassland, and is absent if... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Foraging on ground under tall grass; sometimes forages in more open areas at edge of grassland or on bare earth.... read more
No information. Season probably Sept–Dec.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Uncommon to rare, and very local, and decreasing. Known from three disjunct regions: cerrado of S Brazil, SE Peru, E Bolivia, E Paraguay and N Argentina... read more
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