|Pileated Finch Coryphospingus
(aka Grey Pileated-Finch)
Brazilian name: Tico-tico-rei-cinza
Lua Reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil
The Pileated Finch is found in the north of Colombia and Venezuela, in Colombia's Magdalena valley, and in eastern and central Brazil.
|It is light grey above and
greyish-white below. The male has a black crown with a scarlet
stripe which is often partly concealed. The female, seen here in photo 4, lacks this
black and scarlet on the crown and is grey-brown. Both sexes have
a narrow white eye-ring.
An active bird, it is found in arid scrub, caatinga, and woodland borders.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page with excellent photos on Wikiaves.|
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