Cinereous finch

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Cinereous finch
Piezorhina cinerea.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: see text
Genus: Piezorina
Lafresnaye, 1843
Species: P. cinerea
Binomial name
Piezorina cinerea
Lafresnaye, 1843
Synonyms

Piezorhina cinerea

The cinereous finch (Piezorina cinerea) is a species of finch-like bird traditionally placed in the Emberizidae family, but it may be more closely related to the Thraupidae. The term cinereous describes its colouration. It is the only member of the genus Piezorina. It is found in arid coastal northern Peru, with a single record, presumably a straying bird, from immediately adjacent Ecuador.

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