São Tomé Grosbeak

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São Tomé Grosbeak
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Neospiza
Salvadori, 1903
Species: N. concolor
Binomial name
Neospiza concolor
(Bocage, 1888)

The São Tomé Grosbeak (Neospiza concolor) is a large, chunky finch with a massive bill. It is endemic to the island of São Tomé.

Until recently this bird was known only from three nineteenth century specimens. It was rediscovered in 1991. The current population is estimated at less than 50. The main threat is habitat destruction.


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