Coal-crested Finch

Scientific Name
Charitospiza eucosma
Conservation Status
Near Threatened (NT)

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The Coal-crested Finch (Charitospiza eucosma) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies suggest it is closer to the tanagers. Its current family status is incertae sedis. It is the only member of the genus Charitospiza. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. it feeds on seed of plants specifically found in these habitats.