|Bay-chested Warbling-finch Castanozoster thoracicus
(aka Poospiza thoracica)
Brazilian name: Peito-pinhão
|Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Bay-chested Warbling-Finch is a Brazilian endemic distributed in south-east Brazil from eastern Minas Gerais to the north of Rio Grande do Sul. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the scrubby margins of Atlantic Rain Forest at between 800 and 2,000 metres.
|Its most distinctive feature is the broad chestnut band across the chest and along the flanks. The remaining
underparts are white while the upperparts are grey. There is a white crescent below the eye and white edging to the wing feathers.
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