Plain-tailed Warbling-finch (Poospiza alticola) - HBW 16, p. 623
French: Chipiu alticole
Spanish: Monterita de Cajamarca
Taxonomy: Poospiza alticola Salvin, 1895, Huamachuco, 10,400 feet [c. 3170 m], La Libertad, Peru.
New molecular data indicate that genus forms a clade with the tanager (Thraupidae) genera Hemispingus and Thlypopsis, and that Compsospiza, which often subsumed within present genus, is sister to that clade. Earlier research suggests that this species is most closely related to P. torquata, P. melanoleuca and P. erythrophrys. Monotypic.
Distribution: Upper Marañón Valley in S Cajamarca, La Libertad and E Ancash (essentially W of R Marañón, except for sites in W La Libertad), in W Peru.
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Singing from the canopy of a small tree.
Locality Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 23 October 2011 1 year ago 3.6
An adult perched in a bush.
Locality Huascarán National Park, Ancash Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 6 June 2012 49 weeks ago 3
Bird in the Polylepis woodland
Locality Huascarán National Park, Ancash Department, Peru
Jim Watt 23 September 2010 1 year ago 2.9
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