French: Sicale de Taczanowski German: Blasskehl-Gilbtangare Spanish: Chirigüe de Taczanowski
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SW Ecuador (SW Guayas, El Oro and Loja) and NW Peru (lowlands of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and N La Libertad).
12 cm. A stocky, short-tailed dull-plumaged finch with disproportionately large bill with strongly rounded culmen, and tiny-looking eye. Has dull grey-brown head, slightly... read more
Song unrecorded. Calls include thin “tzzzz” and “tur”, as well as warbling phrases with scratchy... read more
Desert scrub and areas of low trees, also extremely dry and barren areas where vegetation nearly... read more
Food and feeding
No details of diet; large bill size suggests that it feeds on large seeds. Forages while on ground. Feeds in large flocks, sometimes of... read more
Largely resident. Appears to stay in general region where it breeds, but somewhat nomadic or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Common within its limited range in Peru. Rare and erratic in Ecuador, where absent during... read more
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