French: Phrygile de Patagonie German: Graukopf-Ammertangare Spanish: Yal patagón
Phrygilus gayi patagonicus
Good Success Bay, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Maule region of Chile and forested areas of adjacent Argentina (S from Neuquén) S to Tierra del Fuego. In winter also N to Valparaíso and Metropolitan Santiago regions.
14·5–15 cm; 19·1–27·4 g. Male has head to upper nape and upper breast blue-grey, lores blackish; upperparts russet, slightly more greenish... read more
Song a musical but repetitive series of notes given in alternating pairs, “tweep-twop, tweep-... read more
Various types of forest, including those dominated by southern beech (Nothofagus) and ... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, also arthropods; also small forest fruits such as Fuchsia magellanica, Berberis and maqui (... read more
Season Nov–Feb. Nest a cup made from grasses, lined with softer material, usually placed in dense grasses or other vegetation on ground, or... read more
Mostly sedentary. Some move N after breeding, e.g. specimens from Metropolitan Region of Santiago,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout its range. Present in various protected sites, such as national parks or national reserves, in both Chile and Argentina. As the... read more
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