Blackish-blue seedeater

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Blackish-blue seedeater
Amaurospiza moesta - Blackish-blue seedeater (male).JPG
A male blackish-blue seedeater at São Luiz do Paraitinga, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Amaurospiza
Species: A. moesta
Binomial name
Amaurospiza moesta
(Hartlaub, 1853)

The blackish-blue seedeater (Amaurospiza moesta) is a species of bird in the family Cardinalidae. It was formerly placed with the American sparrows in the Emberizidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.