French: Tarin à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauchzeisig Spanish: Jilguero ventriamarillo
du Bus de Gisignies
Subspecies and Distribution
S. x. xanthogastrus
(du Bus de Gisignies, 1855) – mountains of Costa Rica and W Panama (W Chiriquí), Colombia, NW & N Venezuela and NW & SW Ecuador; reported in NW Peru (Tumbes).
S. x. stejnegeri
(Sharpe, 1888) – extreme SE Peru (E Puno) and W Bolivia (to W Santa Cruz).
10–11·5 cm; 10·8·13·8 g (Panama). Small finch with fine bill and notched tail. Male nominate race has head, upperparts and chin to centre of breast glossy black... read more
Song a rapid and varied jumbled series of bubbling notes, melodious twitters and buzzing trills,... read more
Edges of humid forest and woods, clearings with scattered trees and bushes, coffee plantations and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly plant seeds. Forages at all levels in trees, usually from middle to upper canopy level, less frequently on the ground and in low... read more
Season at least Mar–May and Sept–Nov. Nest built by female, a thick-walled cup of bush and plant fibres, roots, fungal strips,... read more
Resident or partially nomadic; erratic in appearance in some areas of range in non-breeding season. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to scarce or rare; perhaps locally common in remote parts of range. Uncommon to rare in Costa Rica (Cordillera Central and Cordillera de... read more
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