French: Tangara césar German: Grauflanken-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita pechicastaña
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1869,
Tinta, Cuzco, Peru.
Andes of extreme NE Ayacucho#R, Apurímac and Cuzco, in SE Peru.
17–18·5 cm. A large and relatively stocky, robust finch with long, stout bill. Has black forehead and mask, strongly contrasting narrow white supercilium... read more
Song a rich and variable warble with squeaky timbre, not unlike song of Golden-billed Saltator (... read more
Highland scrub and low woodlands in semi-arid zone, including secondary growth and edge situations... read more
Food and feeding
No details of diet. Forages mostly on ground, otherwise skulking through dense vegetation close to ground; more terrestrial than congeners... read more
Males defending territories in Mar in Cuzco and male in breeding condition in Apr. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common. No significant threats identified.
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