Misioneros, Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina.
Once thought to be close to or even conspecific with S. olivascens, but differs significantly in plumage, shape, structure and vocalizations, and now known to be only distantly related#R. What originally appeared to be an isolated population of present species was recently discovered in EC Argentina, in Sierra de la Ventana (S Buenos Aires); later suggested to be some form of Sicalis auriventris, but nesting habits are different from those of both species; investigation needed. Monotypic.
S Argentina (S from S Río Negro) and extreme S Chile (from NE Magallanes) S to N Tierra del Fuego.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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