Chestnut-breasted Mountain-finch (Poospiza caesar) - HBW 16, p. 626
French: Chipiu césar
Spanish: Monterita Pechicastaña
Other common names: Chestnut-bellied/Cuzco Mountain-finch, Chestnut Warbling-finch
Taxonomy: Poospiza caesar P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1869, Tinta, Cuzco, Peru.
Formerly classified in its own genus, Poospizopsis. New molecular data indicate that present genus forms a clade with the tanager (Thraupidae) genera Hemispingus and Thlypopsis, and that Compsospiza, which often subsumed within this genus, is sister to that clade. A molecular-genetic study of various members of the genus suggests that present species is sister to P. hypocondria. Monotypic.
Distribution: Andes of Apurímac and Cuzco, in SE Peru.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
two, then one, in tree, views from all angles Locality Pillahuata, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 August 2006 2 years ago 28 sec 3.7
calling from perch Locality Abra Malaga, Cusco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 30 August 2006 2 years ago 39 sec 3.5
A bird perched in an eucalypt tree Locality Huancarani, Peru (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 July 2005 8 years ago 23 sec 3
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