|Patagonian Sierra-finch, Phrygilus patagonicus|
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Phrygilus is a genus of mainly Andean seed-eating tanagers commonly known as sierra-finches. Phrygilos means finch in Ancient Greek. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown them to belong in the Thraupidae. The genus appears to be polyphyletic consisting of at least three distinct lineages which in future may need to be split into separate genera.
- Patagonian Sierra Finch, Phrygilus patagonicus
- Grey-hooded Sierra Finch, Phrygilus gayi
- Peruvian Sierra Finch, Phrygilus punensis
- Black-hooded Sierra Finch, Phrygilus atriceps
In other genera
- Band-tailed Sierra Finch, Rhopospima alaudinus - Related to Yellow-billed Blue Finch, Porphyrospiza caerulescens
- Carbonated Sierra Finch, Rhopospina carbonarius
- Mourning Sierra Finch, Rhopospina fruticeti
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- Ridgely, R. S., & G. Tudor. 1989. The Birds of South America, vol. 1. Univ. Texas Press, Austin.
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