Sooty grassquit

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Sooty grassquit
Tiaris fuliginosus -Piraju, Sao Paulo, Brazil-8.jpg
In Piraju, São Paulo, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae (see text)
Genus: Tiaris
Species: T. fuliginosus
Binomial name
Tiaris fuliginosus
(Wied, 1830)

The sooty grassquit (Tiaris fuliginosus) is a small bird formerly placed with the Emberizidae. It is now recognized as a tanager closely related to Darwins finches.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.