French: Tarin safran German: Safranzeisig Spanish: Jilguero azafranado
Berlepsch and Taczanowski
SW Ecuador (SW Manabí, Guayas and SW Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
10–11 cm. Small, bright greenish-yellow finch with fine bill, yellow wingbars and notched tail. Male has head to upper nape, side of neck and throat glossy black,... read more
Calls include high-pitched twitter in flight; song apparently very similar to that of S.... read more
Edges of lowland dry deciduous forest and second-growth woods, including tall grasses, weedy... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly various seeds, also buds, leaves and some insects. Forages low down in tall grasses and other seed-bearing plants, and on ground. In... read more
Season Jan–May. No further information.
Resident. May wander erratically in non-breeding season, and at times of El Niño events, but... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Uncommon or rare; locally fairly common (at two sites). Estimated global population possibly only a few... read more
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