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Yellow-bridled finch being ringed in Chile.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Melanodera
Bonaparte, 1850
Type species
Emberiza melanodera
Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

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Melanodera is a genus of Patagonian seed-eating birds in the tanager family Thraupidae.

Taxonomy and species list

The genus Melanodera was introduced in 1850 by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte with the white-bridled finch (Melanodera melanodera) as the type species.[1][2] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek melas meaning "black" and dera meaning "neck".[3] The genus now contains two species.[4]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
White-bridled finch or canary-winged finch Melanodera melanodera southern Argentina and Chile
Yellow-bridled finch Melanodera xanthogramma Argentina and Chile


  1. ^ Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1850). Conspectus Generum Avium (in Latin). Vol. 1. Leiden: E.J. Brill. p. 470.
  2. ^ Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 108.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 247. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 October 2020.

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