French: Xénospingue uniforme German: Feinschnabel-Grautangare Spanish: Yal picofino
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
S Peru from S Lima (R Rímac) S to Tacna, and NW Chile S to N Antofagasta (R Loa).
15–17 cm; 20–22 g. A very long and slim finch, with tail and bill long and slender, as is body, and legs proportionately long; bill distinctive in shape and very... read more
Song choppy-sounding, delivered slowly (2 elements per second), a series of single whistles, each... read more
Desert valleys, where it prefers areas with dense riparian shrubbery adjacent to more open areas or... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects; seeds appear to form relatively unimportant part of diet; takes fruit on occasion. Foraging mostly in dense shrubbery.... read more
Season Dec–Jun in S Peru. Both members of pair present during nest-building, but apparently only female builds nest, a globular mass... read more
Sedentary; vagrant reported in Putre (Parinacota Province), in NE Chile.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Fairly common in Chilean part of range; less common and more local in Peru. No data on global population total... read more
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