Paramo Seedeater Catamenia homochroa

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Alvaro Jaramillo


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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Alvaro Jaramillo.(2012).Paramo Seedeater (Catamenia homochroa), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: