French: Tangara à capuchon noir German: Schwarzwangen-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita cabecinegra
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
SE Bolivia (Cochabamba and Santa Cruz S to E Chuquisaca and E Tarija), W & C Paraguay (except extreme E Alto Paraná), N & NC Argentina (Salta, Jujuy and Formosa S to San Luis, C Córdoba and extreme N Buenos Aires), W Uruguay and SE Brazil (extreme W Rio Grande do Sul).
13 cm; 9–15 g. A small, compact and relatively short-tailed warbling-finch with small, triangular bill. Male has black hood from forehead to nape, cleanly demarcated by... read more
Song a high-pitched and monotonously repeated three-part (sometimes four-part) “twasut tsee... read more
Chaco woodlands, espinal (thorny woodlands), savanna and shrub-forest; prefers dense... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, fruits and flowers; may also take arthropods, particularly during breeding season. Forages largely in shrubbery, scrub and small... read more
Nests found during Oct–Feb In Argentina; nest-building in mid-Nov in Brazil. Nest a cup made from dry grass and vegetable fibres,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively common, sometimes abundant; widespread. No known threats.
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