French: Phrygile du Pérou German: Buschammertangare Spanish: Yal peruano
Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru and Bolivia.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. chloronotus
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896 – N & C Peru (from Cajamarca S to Cuzco).
P. p. punensis
Ridgway, 1887 – S Peru (Puno) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, possibly also Cochabamba).
15·5–16 cm; 35·9–38·5 g. Male nominate race has grey hood extending down to upper chest, lores blackish; upperparts dull russet with olive tone, tail feathers blackish with... read more
Song a musical but repetitive series of notes given in alternating pairs, “tweep-tseep, tweep-tseep... read more
Shrubby and rocky highland slopes, also edge of villages in agricultural zones where ample shrub... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and arthropods. Forages on ground. Generally singly or in pairs; in small foraging flocks in non-breeding season, and may form mixed... read more
Breeds Jan–Jun. No other information available.
May descend to lower elevations in dry season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common throughout its range. No known threats.
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