French: Tarin à croupion jaune German: Kordillerenzeisig Spanish: Jilguero cordillerano
P. L. Sclater
C Chile (Atacama S to Bío Bío) and adjacent NW Argentina (Mendoza); some migrate N to S & C Peru and W Bolivia.
12–13 cm; 14 g (1 bird from Peru). Rather small, blackish-and-yellow finch with fine conical bill and notched tail. Male has head and upperparts to centre of breast... read more
Song poorly known, a rich and melodious series of warbling phrases interspersed with twitters and... read more
Mountain slopes, cliffs, heaths and lightly wooded plains, including Polylepis woodlands,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly plant seeds; occasionally some insects. Forages on the ground, in low vegetation and in bushes. In pairs and small groups; in non-... read more
Nest with young in late Feb and juveniles seen in Apr–May. No further information.
Partial and altitudinal migrant. Wanders widely and erratically in search of feeding areas, some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common in breeding areas in Chile and Argentina. Generally uncommon, erratic or rare on non-breeding grounds in Peru, Bolivia and N... read more
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