Dull-coloured grassquit

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Dull-coloured grassquit
Dull-colored Grassquit (Tiaris obscurus).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae (see text)
Genus: Tiaris
Species: T. obscurus
Binomial name
Tiaris obscurus
(d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)

The dull-coloured grassquit (Tiaris obscurus) is a small bird formerly placed with the Emberizidae. It is now recognized as a tanager closely related to Darwin's finches.

It is found in northwestern Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and western Venezuela. It is a vagrant to Paraguay and central Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.