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Great Inca Finch
16Â·5 cm (6Â½ in)
The former subspecies personata is now widely accepted as full species, Rufous-backed Inca Finch.
Western Andean slopes of dry grassland/shrubland in the Puna Life Zone. Observed at heights around 3500 m.
They are mostly seen alone or in pairs. When on the ground their tails are inclined to be cocked.
Ground feeders. Their diet consists mostly of cactus fruits.
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