Finches are small seed-eating birds with strong thick bills. Many species, such as goldfinches and siskins, are found in grassy areas. Euphonias and chlorophonias, other forms of finch, are colorful (often blue and yellow) and behave more like tanagers. With DNA analysis, many birds which look like tanagers are actually finches, and vica versa. The common Saffron Finch, for example, is a tanager.
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) Male|
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris) Male|
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia
Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) |
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia
Chlorophonias are the most colorful finches.