French: Sicale à tête jaune German: Graunacken-Gilbtangare Spanish: Chirigüe cabecigualdo
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Chuquisaca; error = Totora, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Andes of Bolivia (Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Potosí and Tarija) and extreme N Argentina (Jujuy).
13–14 cm. Moderately long-tailed yellow-finch, bill short and with slight curve on culmen; wings much shorter than otherwise similar S. uropigyalis. Male has... read more
Song pleasing and melodic, notes repeated relatively quickly and switching to another series of... read more
Mosaic of agriculture, grassy patches and highland shrubs on slopes at higher elevations of Andean... read more
Food and feeding
No details of diet; probably seeds. Forages on ground, often in open dirt areas near grassland or agriculture, also in sandy or rocky... read more
Fledglings recorded in May in Bolivia (Cochabamba). Apparently moderately colonial. Nests in hole in earthen bank. No other information.
Appears to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally uncommon. Adapts well to Andean-style agriculture, and found close to small villages, so not adversely affected by low-... read more
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