French: Tangara sanglé German: Bandfinkentangare Spanish: Monterita acollarada
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Sicasica, La Paz, Bolivia
C Bolivia (highlands of La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz and N Chuquisaca).
12–14 cm; 10–13·2 g. A slim warbling-finch with small bill with rather rounded culmen. Male nominate race has crown grey with blackish lateral stripe,... read more
Song of nominate race a series of c. 5 notes given in repeated pattern, sometimes altered with... read more
Arid woodlands, chaco thorn-forest, Monte Desert (both shrublands and open woodlands),... read more
Food and feeding
During breeding season feeds largely on arthropods (in contrast to sympatric P. ornata, which relies on grass seeds); seeds become... read more
Nominate race in breeding condition Jan–Feb; start of egg-laying from mid-Oct to late Dec in drier years, extended to early Feb in wetter... read more
Nominate Andean race mostly sedentary; variation in abundance, from uncommon in austral summer to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout its extensive range.
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