; class Aves, order Passeriformes)
A family of stocky, finch-like birds, that have grey-brown, streaked backs, some with a chestnut crown and orange under-parts. Their short wings have white wing bars and their long tails are white-tipped. Their bills are stout, with serrated edges. They inhabit woodland, open scrub, and gardens, feed on fruit, buds, and leaves, and nest in bushes. There is one genus, Phytotomus, with three species, found in S. America.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.