French: Tarin noir German: Schwarzzeisig Spanish: Jilguero negro
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
La Paz, Bolivia
CS Peru (Huánuco) S in Andes to N Chile (Antofagasta; records to Coquimbo and Santiago) and NW Argentina (Mendoza).
12–13 cm; 15–16·8 g (Argentina). Rather small, black or blackish finch with yellow wing-flash, conical bill and notched tail. Male is almost entirely jet-black or... read more
Song and calls poorly known; apparently similar to those of S. uropygialis, but song... read more
Puna zone and Altiplano. Rocky and stony slopes, crags, gulleys and hillsides with light or... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds of low-growing plants and bushes, also occasionally insects. Forages on the ground and in low vegetation. In pairs and small... read more
Eggs recorded in Nov–Dec and juveniles in Apr–Jun. No further information.
Resident and altitudinal migrant; some from higher areas descend to lower altitude in non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common.
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