French: Sicale de Raimondi German: Grauflanken-Gilbtangare Spanish: Chirigüe de Raimondi
vicinity of Lima, Peru.
See S. luteola. Monotypic.
12·5 cm; one female 15·8 g. A small and compact yellow-finch with short rounded bill, moderately long wings and notched tail. Male has largely greyish-olive face, distinct... read more
Song a dry chatter or reedy rattle, “tchitchitchitchitchi”. Calls include dry “djer-djer-djer” and... read more
Arid rocky hillsides, dry grasslands and pastures, at 200–2500 m; sometimes in areas with large... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages on ground. Found in small groups during breeding season; in non-breeding period in flocks of 100–1000... read more
Nests in stony gorges; apparently colonial. No other information. Unlike closely related S. luteola, appears not to have an aerial... read more
Field observations suggest shifts in abundance depending on local patterns of fog and rainfall, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in larger flocks, but these ephemeral. No evidence of major population decreases. Has fairly extensive range.
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