|Buff-breasted Warbling-finch Microspingus lateralis
(aka Red-rumped Warbling-Finch Poospiza lateralis)
Brazilian name: Quete
|Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Buff-breasted Warbling-finch is distributed in a small area of south-east Brazil. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the shrubby borders of Atlantic Rain Forest and woodland.
|Previously considered conspecific with Grey-breasted Warbling-finch M. cabanisi it has been split by the HBW and Birdlife International checklist. Grey-breasted Warbling-finch M. cabanisi,, found further south, has a long white supercilium and is white below with narrow rufous bands on the flanks. This species has a less obvious supercilium, broader rufous on the flanks and buffy throat and chest.|
|This makes it quite easy to confuse with the smaller Bay-chested Warbling-Finch C. thoracica but note that the latter has a complete band across the chest, no supercilium and a
white crescent under the eye.
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