Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch Poospiza nigrorufa


The Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch is common in eastern Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeastern Brazil. The sweet rolling song gives this and others in the genus Poospiza the common name, warbling-finch. Primarily a seed eater, it is normally found foraging on the ground alone or in pairs. A resident of dense understory tangles and riverine forests, the Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch's population is believed to be stable and as a result has not been placed on any threatened species lists.

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Song (Black-and-rufous)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch (Poospiza nigrorufa), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: