Blue finch

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Blue finch
Porphyrospiza caerulescens - Blue Finch (male).JPG
A male blue finch at Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais state, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Porphyrospiza
P.L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873
Species: P. caerulescens
Binomial name
Porphyrospiza caerulescens
(Wied, 1840)

Passerina caerulescens (Wied, 1840)

The blue finch or yellow-billed blue finch (Porphyrospiza caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, a recent study[citation needed] has shown it to belong in the Thraupidae. It in the monotypic genus Porphyrospiza.[citation needed]

It is found in Bolivia and Brazil. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.


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