Many-colored Chaco finch

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Many-colored Chaco finch
Saltatricula multicolor - Many-colored Chaco Finch.jpg
Many-colored Chaco finch at Capivara, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Saltatricula
Burmeister, 1861
Species: S. multicolor
Binomial name
Saltatricula multicolor
(Burmeister, 1860)
Saltatricula multicolor Keulemans, 1889

The many-colored Chaco finch (Saltatricula multicolor) is a songbird found in or near dry woodland in south-central South America in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. It was formerly considered a member of Emberizidae, but genetic evidence suggests it is a finch-like tanager. It is monotypic within the genus Saltatricula.


  • Klicka, J.; Burns, K.; & Spellman, G. M. (2007). Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: A molecular perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45(3): 1014-1032.