Black-crested Finch (Lophospingus pusillus) - HBW 16, p. 615
French: Lophospingue à huppe noire
Spanish: Soldadito Común
Taxonomy: Gubernatrix pusilla Burmeister, 1860, Tucumán, Argentina.
Molecular data indicate that genus may be sister to White-banded Tanager (Neothraupis fasciata), and that these in turn are part of a clade which includes also Diuca diuca, Paroaria cardinals, Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leverianus) and Schistochlamys tanagers; this would suggest that all should be included in the tanager family (Thraupidae). Monotypic.
Distribution: S Bolivia (S Santa Cruz, E Chuquisaca and E Tarija) and W Paraguay S to C Argentina (Salta and Formosa S to E San Juan, N San Luis and W Córdoba).
- Least Concern Enlarge map