|Wedge-tailed Grass-finch (Emberizoides herbicola)
|Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil
The Wedge-tailed Grass-finch is distributed in tropical and sub-tropical South America east of the Andes and outside the Amazon Basin except along the Atlantic coast. They are found in taller grasslands often with scattered bushes.
|They have a long, pointed tail which is not shown well in these photos but you can see the yellow bill with a black ridge. Upperparts are olive brown with black streaks and the eyering and lores are white. Underparts are whitish to buff on the flanks.
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 30