Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Bolivian Warbling-finch (Poospiza boliviana)


Taxonomy

French: Chipiu de Bolivie German: Zimtbrust-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita boliviana
Taxonomy:

Poospiza boliviana

Sharpe

, 1888,

Bolivia

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of W Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz, W Chuquisaca and W Tarija) and extreme NW Argentina (N Salta).

Descriptive notes

15–16 cm. A standard-shaped warbling-finch with relatively small and pointed bill. Plumage is greyish-brown above, with slightly more greyish crown, dark grey face... read more

Voice

Song not formally described. Call a sharp “twiip”.

Habitat

Dry and semi-humid scrub, including open woodland, sometimes with Polylepis bushes, scrub... read more

Food and feeding

Behaviour suggests diet of arthropods and seeds. Forages on ground and in dense shrubbery. Singly and in pairs; also with other finches... read more

Breeding

Singing reported in Mar and juveniles seen in Apr. No other information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon. Previously thought to be confined to Bolivia, but recently recorded in extreme NW Argentina. Occurs in three protected areas in... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2019). Bolivian Warbling-finch (Poospiza boliviana). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/62060 on 21 May 2019).