French: Tangara à tête cendrée German: Grauscheitel-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita cinérea
Minas Gerais, Brazil
S interior Brazil from C Mato Grosso E to S Goiás, Minas Gerais and N São Paulo.
13 cm; 8·4–15·2 g. A small, compact and relatively short-tailed warbling-finch with small, triangular bill. Male has forehead, crown and nape grey,... read more
Song apparently unrecorded; high-pitched lively warbles described, possibly song. Call a muffled... read more
Occupies cerrado woodlands, open dry woodlands and scrub; thought to like fairly open... read more
Food and feeding
It forages gleaning in foliage, flowers and fruits, at variable heights, attacking mostly small invertebrates; insects identified in field... read more
A nest in Minas Gerais was a low cup in the fork of an Australian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia) at a roadside, c. 3 m above... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly considered Vulnerable. Uncommon to rare, and locally distributed. Suspected to have suffered rapid and continuing decline... read more
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