French: Idiopsar à dos roux German: Braunmantel-Ammertangare Spanish: Yal dorsirrojo
Cerro Bayo, near snow-line, Tucumán, Argentina
N Chile (Andes of Tarapacá and Antofagasta), SW Bolivia (S from Oruro) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán and Catamarca).
15 cm; 35·4–40·5 g. A stocky finch with thick and rather triangular-looking bill. Head and upper nape are blue-grey, usually speckled white below eye,... read more
Song apparently remains unrecorded. Calls include a short “wheenk” and a nasal “... read more
Typically found in bofedales (Altiplano wetlands, or “cushion bogs”) adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Diet largely seeds, also arthropods. Forages in pairs or family groups on ground; often forages in crouched posture, with... read more
Season Feb–May. Aerial display described in which bird rises some distance, hovers at apex and descends in fluttering flight like that of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon and local. Present in some protected sites, such as national parks and national reserves; e.g. occurs in Reserva Nacional de Fauna... read more
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