French: Tohi citrin German: Schwarzbart-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes amarillo
Buarremon (Atlapetes) citrinellus
near Chaquevil and San Xavier, Tucumán, Argentina
NW Argentina from Jujuy and Salta S through Tucumán to Catamarca.
17 cm; one male 28 g. Distinctive brush-finch, often appearing somewhat small-billed and with complex head pattern. Has blackish forehead, becoming dark brownish-olive on... read more
Song a simple and explosive “chip-pip’ chew-chew-chew”. Call “tsip”. read more
Typically encountered in alder (Alnus) woodland, and in undergrowth and borders of Yungas... read more
Food and feeding
Has been described as eating mostly invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Formicidae) and some other... read more
Egg dates in Nov in Tucumán; season likely extends to austral summer, thus Nov–Jan/Feb. Nest placed in small shrub; clutch 2–3 eggs, white... read more
Largely resident; moves downslope in winter in Tucumán.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Argentine and South Bolivian Yungas EBA. Common; most numerous in Tucumán, less common farther N. Range is... read more
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