Male; Subspecies chloronotus
Photo by Stanley Jones
Cordillera Blanca, HuascarĂ¡n National Park, Yungay, Ancash, Peru
, August 2017
- Phrygilus punensis
15Â·5â€“16 cm (6-6Â¼ in)
- Grey hood, down to upper breast)
- Blackish lores
- Yellowish-olive upperparts and underparts
- Grey wings
Female; Subspecies chloronotus
Photo by BirdsPeru
Rio Blanco, Peru
, August 2006
South America: found from South Peru to north west Bolivia.
Has been considered conspecific with Black-hooded Sierra-Finch in the past.
Two subspecies are recognized:
- Andes of southern Peru (Cajamarca to Ayacucho and northern Cuzco)
- Andes of southern Peru (Puno) to north-western Bolivia (La Paz)
Polylepis forest. Shrubby and rocky upland slopes, observed at heights around 3,660 m. They may also be found at village edges and agricultural areas.
They forage on the ground for arthropods and seeds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)
- BF Member observations
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