Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Duida Grass-finch (Emberizoides duidae)


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

Emberizoides duidæ


, 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.


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


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

Food and feeding

No information.


No information.


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. (2020). 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 on 25 February 2020).