Gray-winged Inca-Finch / Incaspiza ortizi

Gray-winged Inca-Finch / Incaspiza ortizi

Gray-winged Inca-Finch

SCI Name:  Incaspiza ortizi
Protonym:  Incaspiza ortizi J.Wash.Acad.Sci. 42 p.103
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gywinf1
Type Locality:  near La Esperanza, 1,800 m., Cajamarca, Peru.
Publish Year:  1952
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). 

Javier Ortíz de la Puente Denegri (1928-1952) Peruvian ornithologist (Incaspiza).