Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Many-colored Chaco Finch (Saltatricula multicolor) - HBW 16, p. 683

French: Saltatricule du Chaco German: Vielfarbenammer Spanish: Pepitero-Chico
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.