Glaucous-blue grosbeak

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Glaucous-blue grosbeak
Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea - Glaucous-blue Grosbeak.jpg
male at Iporanga, São Paulo State, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Cyanoloxia
Bonaparte, 1850
Species: C. glaucocaerulea
Binomial name
Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea

Passerina glaucocaerulea (D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)

The glaucous-blue grosbeak (Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea), also known as the indigo grosbeak, is a species of bird in the family Cardinalidae. The IOC considers it to be the only member of the genus Cyanoloxia. However, the South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society assigns three more species to Cyanoloxia which the IOC place in genus Cyanocomsa.[2][3]

It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill, F.; Donsker, D. (25 June 2018). "IOC World Bird List (v 8.2)". /. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ Remsen, J. V., Jr., J. I. Areta, C. D. Cadena, S. Claramunt, A. Jaramillo, J. F. Pacheco, J. Pérez-Emán, M. B. Robbins, F. G. Stiles, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. Version 1 July 2018. A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithological Society. retrieved 1 July 2018