French: Tarin rouge German: Kapuzenzeisig Spanish: Jilguero rojo
NE Colombia (Norte de Santander), N & W Venezuela and S Guyana#R; formerly widespread. Introduced to Puerto Rico.
10–11 cm. Small, reddish finch with sharply pointed bill and notched tail. Male has head to side of neck, chin and throat jet-black, hindneck and upperparts deep... read more
Song a long series of repeated twitters and trills, lasting up to 2–3 minutes, reminiscent of... read more
Lowland and foothill dry deciduous woodland and open country, edges of evergreen forest, scrub and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds of various grasses, shrubs and trees, also flowerheads, fruit of cacti and figs (Ficus) and berries, including, in... read more
Season mainly May to early Jul, also Nov–Dec. Solitary; loosely colonial in Guyana, with breeding territories densely packed,... read more
Partially migratory or semi-nomadic. Moves considerable distances (up to 50 km) daily to and from... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. Extremely rare. In N Venezuela recent observations from only four states; small population probably still extant in N Colombia (Norte de Santander),... read more
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