Slender-billed finch

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Slender-billed finch
Xenospingus concolor 1847.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: see text
Genus: Xenospingus
Cabanis, 1867
Species: X. concolor
Binomial name
Xenospingus concolor
(D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)

The slender-billed finch (Xenospingus concolor) [2] is a species of finch-like bird traditionally placed in the Emberizidae family, but it may be more closely related to the Thraupidae. It is the only member of its genus, Xenospingus. It is restricted to southwest Peru and northern Chile, and inhabits mainly riverine vegetation along coastal valleys. It has been considered endangered due to loss of habitat. Riparian thickets that were common are under pressure from logging by farm owners. Some information has indicated that it has adapted to threats using olive trees areas and other artificial habitats successfully.