Blue seedeater

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Blue seedeater
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Amaurospiza
Species: A. concolor
Binomial name
Amaurospiza concolor
Cabanis, 1861

The blue seedeater (Amaurospiza concolor) is a species of bird in the family Cardinalidae.[citation needed] It was formerly placed with the American sparrows in the Emberizidae.[2] It is found in highland forest and woodland, mainly near bamboo, in southern Mexico and Central America with a disjunct population in south-western Colombia, through Ecuador, to northern Peru. The population in south-western Mexico has a paler plumage than the other populations and has sometimes been considered a separate species, the slate-blue seedeater (A. relicta), but today all major authorities include this as a subspecies of the blue seedeater. Due to its association with bamboo, it is often local and erratic in occurrence, but overall it is not considered threatened and therefore listed as Least Concern by BirdLife International and IUCN.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Amaurospiza concolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ ITIS still places this species in the Emberizidae family. See "Amaurospiza concolor". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-02-06.