French: Tarin à bec épais German: Dickschnabelzeisig Spanish: Jilguero piquigrueso
near passes of Uspallata and Portillo, Mendoza, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. amadoni
George, 1964 – Andes of C to SE Peru, extreme N Chile and NW Bolivia.
S. c. crassirostris
(Landbeck, 1877) – S Bolivia, NW Argentina and C Chile.
12·5–14 cm; 19 g. Medium-sized, greenish-yellow finch with large bill, bright yellow wing-flashes and notched tail. Male nominate race has head to upper nape,... read more
Song a series of twitters typical of siskins, but lower-pitched and with more rapid delivery;... read more
Montane Andean steppes, in Polylepis shrubs and scattered woodland, usually in short or... read more
Food and feeding
Almost entirely Polylepis seeds, buds and shoots in breeding season; less well known in non-breeding season (when apparently... read more
Birds in breeding condition and nest-building in Mar and eggs in late Feb. No further information.
Resident, nomadic and partial migrant. Most movements not well known; some of nominate race move N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A poorly known species. Locally common to rare; infrequently recorded.
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!