Cusco Birdwatching: Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch
Are you thinking of traveling to the city of Cusco? Do you know that Cusco was in fourth position all over the world in the last Global Big Day? Do you know that birdwatching in Cusco is very easy?
The Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch (Poospizopsis caesar) is a passerine bird in the thraupidae family.
Endemic bird of Peru. It is distributed from 3000 to 3800 masl between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac. Its habitat is the scrubs in the inter-Andean valleys of Peru.
The Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch is a medium-sized bird. As a reference, very similar in size to the Golden-billed Saltator (very common in the area) although of very different shapes and colors. However, it is very similar to the Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch (M. alticola) but with a very different distribution.
Forages on the ground and under the bushes. Solitary and / or in pairs
Described in 1869 in the town of Tinta, Cusco Region by the English zoologists of the London Zoological Society, Philip Lutley Sclater and Osbert Salvin