Great Inca-Finch

Great Inca-Finch / Incaspiza pulchra

Great Inca-Finch

Here the details of the Great Inca-Finch named bird below:

SCI Name:  Incaspiza pulchra
Protonym:  Haemophila pulchra Ibis p.259 pl.8
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grifin1
Type Locality:  Matucana, upper Rio Rimac valley, ca. 8,000 ft., Lima, Peru.
Publish Year:  1886
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Great Inca-finch I. pulchra) Incas, the native peoples of Peru at the time of the Spanish conquista; Gr. σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; the inca-finches or inca tanagers are confined to the Andes of Peru; "Genus Incaspiza. (Type, Hæmophila pulchra Sclater.)   Similar to Aimophila Swainson, in much rounded wings and proportions of feet, but with tail decidedly shorter than wing, maxilla narrower (vertically) than mandible, maxillary tomium without any convexity in middle portion and style of coloration very different.   Coloration: Back and scapulars plain chestnut, rest of upper parts plain grey; face black; chest and sides grayish; belly and under tail-coverts white or buffy; lateral rectrices chiefly white; bill yellow." (Ridgway 1898). 

L. pulcher, pulchra beautiful.
● ex “Rufous-headed Rail” of Latham, 1824 (Sarothrura).