French: Commandeur huppé German: Grüntangare Spanish: Gobernador crestado
N & C Argentina (Santa Fe and Corrientes S to E La Pampa and N Río Negro), extreme SE Brazil (S & W Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay; formerly widespread.
20 cm; 46–50·8 g. A well-proportioned but hefty-bodied finch with pointed crest, and often relatively small-looking bill curved on culmen, giving it a somewhat... read more
Male song, often from near top of larger tree, loud, comprised of three or four syllables repeated... read more
Needs old growth-patches of algarrobo (Prosopis) forest, or other larger tree species in... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds; possibly also small arthropods. Forages for seeds on ground. The fact that it is often found in Prosopis woodland suggests... read more
Season Oct–Jan. Nest a large cup-shaped structure made from small twigs and dry grass, lined with moss and fibres, placed 2·5... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Rare and local. Estimated global population 1500–3000 individuals in 2007. Has declined rapidly, mainly because of trapping for the cagebird... read more
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