French: Chipiu noiroux German: Rötelfinkentangare Spanish: Monterita sietevestidos pampera
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Santa Fe, Argentina
SE Brazil (Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay and NE Argentina (E Formosa, Corrientes and Misiones S to E Córdoba, E La Pampa, E Río Negro and Buenos Aires); non-breeding also SE Paraguay (Ñeembucú, C Paraguay and Alto Paraná regions).
15 cm; 13–20·7 g. A medium-sized warbling-finch with rather long and pointed bill, also long and somewhat round-tipped tail. Nominate race has crown and face... read more
Song of nominate race a pleasant and melodious repeated series of 3 notes, with resonant quality,... read more
Nominate race found in shrubby areas and woodlands, including hackberry (Celtis tala)... read more
Food and feeding
Little information on diet. Forages on ground, or near ground. Often found in pairs; race whitii often forms part of mixed-species... read more
Nests recorded Oct–Jan in NE Argentina; eggs recorded in Jan in La Paz (Bolivia, race wagneri), and in Argentina egg dates... read more
Largely sedentary. Race whitii apparently makes seasonal movements in drier parts of its... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Nominate race common; whitii fairly common in most of range, patchy and uncommon in N part; wagneri uncommon.
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