Sunday Inspiration – Emberizidae Family Allies II

Ochre-breasted Brushfinch (Atlapetes semirufus) ©WikiC

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (Colossians 1:10 KJV)

We finally come to the last birds in the Emberizidae –  Buntings, New World Sparrows & Allies Family. This is the first family that we split up into four articles. With 181 species in this very common family, this gave you a chance to see more of them.

So, today, we will finish up the family by showing you last group of the “allies.” There is a Large-footed Finch in the Peropetes genus, the only one in the genus actually. Then the Atlapetes genus will be the bulk of the birds (31) and they are all Brushfinches, two finches from the Pselliophorus genus, a Yellow Cardinal from the Gubernatrix, and finish it off with 9 Bush Tanagers in the Chlorospingus genus. Forty-four amazing avian wonders from their Creator for us to enjoy.

Large-footed Finch (Pezopetes capitalis) ©WikiC

Large-footed Finch (Pezopetes capitalis) ©WikiC

The Large-footed Finch is found in the undergrowth of mountain forests, second growth, bamboo clumps, and scrubby pastures from 2150 m altitude to the scrubby páramo at 3350 m. It has a slender bill, a modestly sized tail and very large and powerful feet and legs.

White-naped Brushfinch (Atlapetes albinucha) by Kent Nickell

White-naped Brushfinch (Atlapetes albinucha) by Kent Nickell

The next genus, the Atlapetes with their Brushfinches are rather interesting and colorful. Most are found in forest in subtropical or tropical areas. The range from Mexico, Central America and throughout South America.

White-rimmed Brushfinch (Atlapetes leucopis) ©Dusan M Brinkhuizen

White-rimmed Brushfinch (Atlapetes leucopis)
©Dusan M Brinkhuizen

Looks like the Lord created that White-rimmed Brushfinch with glasses, which it is not wearing. I’m sure it has very good eyesight.

Yellow-thighed Finch (Pselliophorus tibialis) by Ian

Yellow-thighed Finch (Pselliophorus tibialis) by Ian

The Yellow-thighed Finch and the Yellow-green Finch of the Pselliophorus genus look like they are wearing short leggings on the top of their legs.

Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata) ©WikiC

Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata) ©WikiC

The Yellow Cardinal is another neat avian creation, Looks just like our Northern Cardinal, but is yellow and in a different family altogether.

Sooty-capped Bush Tanager (Chlorospingus pileatus) by Ian

Sooty-capped Bush Tanager (Chlorospingus pileatus) by Ian

The last genus in this family, is the Chlorospingus and contains 9 Bush Tanagers. With this last group, we finish up the Emberizidae Family. Trust you enjoyed seeing most of the 181 members over the last few weeks.

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Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11 KJV)

“Worthy The Lamb” ~ Choir and Orchestra at Faith Baptist Church (May 15, 1916)

More Sunday Inspirations

Sunday Inspiration – Emberizidae’s – Buntings – #1

Sunday Inspiration – Emberizidae – Part II – #2

Sunday Inspiration – Emberizidae Family Allies I – #3

Emberizidae –  Buntings, New World Sparrows & Allies Family



2 thoughts on “Sunday Inspiration – Emberizidae Family Allies II

  1. I like that verse Rev. 4:11. I was thinking while listening to your music, if God gets pleasure from all the birds and animals He has created, we should too. I don’t think we take enough time to enjoy all He has created.

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