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The Towa- Towa- Great Songster of Guyana

The Towa- Towa- Great Songster of Guyana

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”- Maya Angelou

By Dmitri Allicock

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The Towa-Towa- Great Songster of Guyana

In a country full of colorful exotic songbirds, perhaps Guyana’s best-known avian songster is the little tanager finch called the Towa- Towa {Twa-Twa}.This chestnut-bellied seed finch (Oryzoborus angolensis) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family but was until recently placed in the Emberizidae.

It is found widely in shrubby and grassy areas of Guyana and throughout South America. The mellifluous singing ability of this delightful songbird is prized by many bird lovers, making it the most popular cage bird in Guyana.     

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