Slaty finch

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Slaty finch
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Slaty finch (male) with leucistic tail.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Haplospiza
Species: H. rustica
Binomial name
Haplospiza rustica
(Tschudi, 1844)

The slaty finch (Haplospiza rustica) is a bird species in the family Thraupidae (formerly in Emberizidae).

It is found in Central America and the northern Andes. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

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