French: Sicale à croupion jaune German: Goldbürzel-Gilbtangare Spanish: Chirigüe culigualdo
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Subspecies and Distribution
S. u. sharpei
(Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894) – W & C Peru from Cajamarca S to Junín.
S. u. uropigyalis
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – SE Peru (N to at least Cuzco and Arequipa) and highlands of Bolivia S to N Chile (Arica–Parinacota, Tarapacá and Antofagasta) and NW Argentina (Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán).
13–14 cm; 21–24·4 g. A stout and long-bodied, relatively short-tailed yellow-finch with very long wings, showing long primary extension on perched bird;... read more
Song loud and twittering, lasting 2–4 seconds, irregularly ascending and descending, “... read more
High puna grasslands, including grass–shrub mixture on slopes; may forage in moist ... read more
Food and feeding
Few data on diet; presumably mainly seeds and other vegetative material, though a shift to arthropods in breeding season likely. Forages on... read more
Adults feeding nestlings from Apr to early Jun in Peru, fledglings in Apr in Bolivia (Cochabamba) and nests in Jan–Feb in NW Argentina.... read more
Apparently sedentary; may perform local or elevational movements in direct response to periods of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often fairly common to common. This species has a large range, and adapts well to human presence, being often found near villages or isolated... read more
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