French: Sicale jaune German: Punagilbtangare Spanish: Chirigüe puneño
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Pampas d’Oruro [= Oruro], Bolivia
SE Peru (highlands from SE Cuzco and NE Arequipa E to Puno and Tacna), Bolivian highlands (La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro and Potosí and W Tarija), extreme NE Chile (Visviri area of Arica–Parinacota) and NW Argentina (dry puna of Jujuy and Salta).
13·5–14 cm; 14·6–17·9 g. A stocky and pot-bellied, short-tailed yellow-finch with deep, short bill with straight culmen. Male is golden-yellow throughout, with little... read more
Song “twu trrrr whipa-whipa trrr whipa-whipa tuii trrr”, slower than that of other highland members... read more
Open country in puna, dry grassland and open scrubby sites, usually in flatter sites,... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages on ground, in small flocks of 4–20 individuals; tends not to mix with other members of genus.
Eggs in Feb in Argentina (Jujuy) and juveniles in Apr in Bolivia (La Paz). May be somewhat colonial, and uses nest-sites or other holes for... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Occurs in several national parks and other protected areas in Bolivia.
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