Long-tailed reed finch

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Long-tailed reed finch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: see text
Genus: Donacospiza
Cabanis, 1851
Species: D. albifrons
Binomial name
Donacospiza albifrons
(Vieillot, 1817)

The long-tailed reed finch (Donacospiza albifrons) is a species of bird traditionally placed in the Emberizidae family. It has been suggested though[2] that its nearest relations may be the finch-like tanagers of the genus Poospiza in the family Thraupidae. It is the only member of its genus, Donacospiza.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and swamps.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Donacospiza albifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ See Ridgely, R. S., & G. Tudor. 1989. The Birds of South America, vol. 1. P.472. (Univ. Texas Press, Austin).