Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-thighed Finch (Pselliophorus tibialis)


Taxonomy

French: Tohi à cuisses jaunes German: Gelbschenkel-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero musliamarillo
Taxonomy:

Tachyphonus tibialis

Lawrence

, 1864,

San José, Costa Rica

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Sometimes considered conspecific with P. luteoviridis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Costa Rica (S from Cordillera de Tilarán) and extreme SW Panama (W Chiriquí).

Descriptive notes

17–18·5 cm; 26·8–34·8 g. A medium-sized, slender dark finch with long tail and rather long, slender bill. Head is mostly dull black, except... read more

Voice

Song a short, breezy phrase in high, dry tone, “cheedle tweep sher tweeip”, or “... read more

Habitat

Humid forest, brushy openings, second growth, bamboo-choked ravines, and adjacent shady pastures;... read more

Food and feeding

Probably a variety of insects, spiders (Araneae) and berries, and nectar of tubular flowers. Feeds on and near ground, also higher, to... read more

Breeding

Season Mar–May. Nest a bulky cup of straw, grass and dried bamboo leaves, lined with fine vegetable fibres or bamboo leaves, placed 0·7–4 m... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Common in Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca, and fairly common... read more

Recommended citation

Rising, J. (2020). Yellow-thighed Finch (Pselliophorus tibialis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61979 on 18 February 2020).