Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch

Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch / Poospizopsis caesar

Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch

Here the details of the Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch named bird below:

SCI Name:  Poospizopsis caesar
Protonym:  Poospiza caesar Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.152 pl.13
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cbmfin1
Type Locality:  Tinta, Cuzco, Peru.
Publish Year:  1869
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Chestnut-breasted Mountainfinch P. caesar) Genus Poospiza Cabanis, 1847, warblingfinch; Gr. οψις opsis  appearance; "COMPSOSPIZA GARLEPPI  ...  When I first received this bird I was much perplexed regarding its systematic position. I am now of opinion that it belongs to a new genus which ought to be placed next to Poospiza.  Its nearest ally is apparently Poospiza cæsar, Scl. & Salv., from Southern Peru, which in my opinion ought also to be separated generically from Poospiza*.   ...   * POOSPIZOPSIS, mihi, gen. nov., generi Poospizæ affinis, sed differt rostro pedibusque multo fortioribus et alis caudaque longioribus.  Typ. Poospiza cæsar, Scl. & Salv." (von Berlepsch 1893).

L. caesar, caesaris  crown-prince, emperor.