French: Saltator du Chaco German: Chacosaltator Spanish: Pepitero chico
Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
SE Bolivia (E Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija), W Paraguay (W of R Paraguay), N Argentina E of foothills (S to C Mendoza, S San Luis, S Córdoba and S Santa Fe, and from C Formosa and C Chaco S to S Corrientes and Entre Ríos) and NW Uruguay, possibly also adjacent SW Brasil (extreme W Rio Grande do Sul#R).
18 cm; 20–25 g. A slim finch with long and relatively wide tail, bill moderately thick at base and with convex culmen and gonys. Male has distinctive face pattern, with... read more
Song, given persistently even through heat of day, a repetitive and simple warble, “vera-vera... read more
Open chaco woodland, particularly along road edges, edges of fields and in more open and... read more
Food and feeding
Not well known. Appears to have a mixed diet including insects and seed. Forages both on ground and in low shrubs. Often in pairs or in... read more
Season Nov–Mar. Nest a cup of dry grass and fibres, secured to leaves, clump of grass or sometimes small twigs from 20 cm to 1·2 m above... read more
Largely resident; possibly a partial migrant, as suggested by variation in abundance at N end of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to abundant throughout most parts of range. Continues to sing through hottest part of day, which can make it one of the most obvious species,... read more
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