Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Duida Grass-finch (Emberizoides duidae)


Taxonomy

French: Tardivole du Duida German: Duidagrastangare Spanish: Coludo del Duida
Taxonomy:

Emberizoides duidæ

Chapman

, 1929,

Cerro Duida, 4400 feet [c. 1340 m], Amazonas, Venezuela

.

Until recently considered conspecific with E. herbicola, but has different proportions and is present on same mountain as E. h. sphenurus with no evidence of intergradation#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Cerro Duida (Amazonas), in S Venezuela.

Descriptive notes

22 cm. A stocky finch with thickset body, looking relatively slim owing to very long and pointed tail, and with moderately deep-based bill with slightly curved culmen; tail... read more

Voice

No information.

Habitat

Savanna habitats in upper tropical and subtropical zone; 1300–2100 m.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumed sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Not known in life, but only from a handful of specimens. Has... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2017). Duida Grass-finch (Emberizoides duidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/62090 on 18 October 2017).