French: Embernagre du Brésil German: Langschwanz-Grastangare Spanish: Coludo gorjipálido
Other common names: Serra Finch
Highlands of C Bahia, C Minas Gerais and extreme SW Espírito Santo, in E Brazil.
21·5 cm. A slim and very long-tailed and short-winged finch of medium size, with stout and long bill. Has grey head with darker lores and eyeline, contrasting pale... read more
Song a loud “tsi, tsoweee”, repeated at intervals of 4–5 seconds. Call a buzzy... read more
Serra habitat in highlands of E Brazil, in dry savannas, campos grasslands,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly arthropods (Formicidae, Isoptera and Coleoptera) and fleshy fruits (Melastomataceae and Solanaceae), also some dry seeds.Forages on... read more
Little information, from Minas Gerais. During rainy season, at least Oct–Feb. Nests are large, low cups, placed on shrubs or... read more
Sedentary. Pairs remain together throughout the year in the same territories.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Has fairly small and fragmented range. Confined to E Brazil... read more
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