Many-colored Chaco Finch (Saltatricula multicolor) - HBW 16, p. 683
French: Saltatricule du Chaco
Other common names: Many-colored Chaco Sparrow
Taxonomy: Saltator multicolor Burmeister, 1860, Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Molecular data indicate that genus is more closely related to the tanagers (Thraupidae) than to members of present family; furthermore, this species was found to be embedded within genus Saltator, as sister-species of Black-throated Saltator (Saltator atricollis), with the Saltator clade sister to all other Thraupidae. Further research required. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Bolivia (E Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija), W Paraguay (W of R Paraguay), N Argentina E of foothills (S to C Mendoza, S San Luis, S Córdoba and S Santa Fe, and from C Formosa and C Chaco S to S Corrientes and Entre Ríos) and NW Uruguay.
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Adult perched in Chaco Forest
Locality Villa Guillermina, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Horacio Luna 10 August 2013 30 weeks ago 4.4
A bird on a branch.
Locality El Tunal, Salta Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 10 December 2006 5 years ago 4.2
Adult in forest
Locality Gregoria Pérez de Denis, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Horacio Luna 28 September 2012 1 year ago 4
Locality Capilla del Monte, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 28 February 2012 1 year ago 3.4