French: Sicale olivâtre German: Olivbrust-Gilbtangare Spanish: Chirigüe oliváceo
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. o. salvini
(C. Chubb, 1919) – N Peru from La Libertad S to Huánuco.
S. o. chloris
Tschudi, 1846 – W & S Peru (Ancash S to Tacna) and N Chile (Arica–Parinacota S to Coquimbo).
S. o. olivascens
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – SE Peru (Cuzco and Puno) and W & C Bolivia S to NW Argentina (Salta and Jujuy S to N La Rioja).
13·5–14 cm; 17·5–24·2 g. A pot-bellied and stocky yellow-finch with relatively short tail, and thick-based, short bill with slightly curved culmen. Male nominate race has... read more
Song 2–4 seconds in duration, a series of rough trills that tend to descend in frequency (or change... read more
In N of range found in shrubby puna, often on slopes, venturing to edges of villages or... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; appears to concentrate on foraging for seeds. Forages on ground; in pairs and in flocks of variable size. Possibly... read more
Egg dates Dec–Mar, during wet season, in S Peru, N Chile and N Argentina; fledglings in Jun in Bolivia (Cochabamba), suggesting later... read more
Sedentary in much of range. Argentine race mendozae partially migratory, most moving N to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to abundant in most of range.
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