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White-winged Diuca-Finch Diuca speculifera

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Distinguishing Characteristics

The White-winged Diuca Finch is a large terrestrial finch. It is named for an obscure white section of the otherwise black outer primaries. Apart from the white wings, this gray species has a white belly, a white throat and a white arc below the eye. From a distance the white is often not visible, but the short bill and front heavy body lend to a distinctive shape.

Similar Species

White-throated Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus erythronotus)

Detailed Description

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Bare Parts

Red iris.

Black bill.

Gray tarsi and toes.

Recommended Citation

White-winged Diuca-Finch (Diuca speculifera), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wwdfin1