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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