French: Lophospingue à huppe noire German: Schwarzhaubentangare Spanish: Soldadito común
S Bolivia (S Santa Cruz, E Chuquisaca and E Tarija) and W Paraguay S to C Argentina (Salta and Formosa S to E San Juan, N San Luis and W Córdoba).
14 cm; 14–20·5 g. A relatively slim-looking finch with long tail, bill triangular and robust for size of the bird, and head obviously crested. Male has striking, bold black-... read more
Flocks may give jumbled busy set of calls, reminiscent of a flock of Budgerigars (Melopsittacus... read more
Open chaco woodland and forest edge, including grassy pastures and roadsides adjacent to... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Feeds on seeds and arthropods. Forages on ground, often in pairs or small flocks.
Nest built by male, a cup-shaped structure of vegetable fibres and lichens tangled with spider webs, and lined with rootlets, animal hair... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon and local; reasonably abundant in some places. No known threats.
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