French: Tarin à menton noir German: Bartzeisig Spanish: Jilguero golinegro
C & S Chile (Atacama S to Magallanes), S Argentina (S Mendoza and S La Pampa S to Tierra del Fuego) and Falkland Is.
12–13 cm; 13–19·8 g (Argentina). Rather small, greenish-yellow finch with small bill, yellowish wingbars and notched tail. Male has forehead to crown and... read more
Song, given usually between May–Jul and Sept–Dec (on Falkland Is) from prominent perch... read more
High forest, mostly coniferous but also broadleaf, also thickets, brush and open country with... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds, including those of tussac, wild celery (Apium australe) and dandelion (Taraxacum), and insects and... read more
Season Jul/Aug–Feb; up to three broods in Falklands. Nest a neat cup of fine grasses, roots and plant fibres and animal hair (... read more
Partial altitudinal migrant; non-breeding visitor to lower plains and valleys within range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and common throughout most of range.
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