|Blue Finch Rhopospina caerulescens
(aka Yellow-billed Blue Finch Porphyrospiza caerulescens)
|Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Blue Finch is distributed in the cerrado and grasslands of central Brazil and is a near endemic with only a small area in Bolivia outside the Brazilian borders. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is classified as Near Threatened because of its patchy distribution and the threat to its cerrado habitat.
|The male in full breeding plumage is strikingly all blue with a bright yellow bill as in photos 1 and 2. Photo 3 shows an immature male.|
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