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Pyrenestes

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Estrildidae
Genus: Pyrenestes
Species: P. minor - P. ostrinus - P. sanguineus

Name

Pyrenestes Swainson, 1837

The seedcrackers are the genus Pyrenestes of the estrildid finches. These birds are found in Africa. They are gregarious seed-eaters with short, very thick, grey bills. All have crimson on the face and tail. The members are:

* Crimson Seedcracker, Pyrenestes sanguineus
* Black-bellied Seedcracker, Pyrenestes ostrinus
* Lesser Seedcracker, Pyrenestes minor

References

* Clement, Harris and Davis, Finches and Sparrows ISBN 0-7136-8017-2

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