Peg-billed Finch (Acanthidops bairdi) - HBW 16, p. 615
French: Bec-en-cheville gris
Spanish: Yal Costarricense
Taxonomy: Acanthidops bairdi Ridgway, 1882, Volcán de Irazú, Costa Rica.
Molecular evidence and bill shape suggest that genus is part of a group that contains also Diglossa and Xenodacnis (both currently placed in family Thraupidae) and Catamenia, but plumage details suggest that it may be closest to Haplospiza. Species name often misspelt “bairdii”. Monotypic.
Distribution: Highlands of Costa Rica (S from Cordillera Guanacaste) and W Panama (W Chiriquí).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult male preening while perched in seeding bamboo. Locality Poasito, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Richard Garrigues 8 May 2012 3 years ago 22 sec 3.6
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