French: Cardinal à tête jaune German: Gelbbauch-Kernknacker Spanish: Picogrueso ventriamarillo
Other common names:
Chile; error = Quito, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. laubmanni
Hellmayr & Seilern, 1915 – Northern Golden Grosbeak – N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts), Sierra de Perijá, and N Venezuela (discontinuously in Lara, Aragua, Distrito Federal and Miranda; also S Sucre and N Monagas).
P. c. chrysogaster
(Lesson, 1832) – Southern Golden Grosbeak – Andes from SW Colombia (Nariño) to S Peru (Arequipa and Puno); also coastal N & C Peru.
21·5 cm; 54–59·7 g (Peru). Male nominate race has head and nape deep yellow with orange tinge, back black, rump yellow, uppertail-coverts black with white... read more
Song a rich carolling, similar to that of Highland Hepatic-tanager (Piranga lutea) but... read more
Open woodland, forest edge, areas of scattered trees, brushland; mostly fairly arid habitats, but... read more
Food and feeding
Few published data. Stomach contents “purplish berries” and “insects and seeds”. Arthropod prey taken from foliage.
Breeds during rainy season, Feb–May, in arid W Ecuador, and birds in breeding condition in Apr–Jul in N Colombia (Santa Marta and Perijá);... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in some areas of range.
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