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Peruvian Sierra Finch

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Male; Subspecies chloronotusPhoto by Stanley Jones.Cordillera Blanca, HuascarĂ¡n National Park, Yungay, Ancash, Peru, August 2017
Male; Subspecies chloronotus
Photo by Stanley Jones.
Cordillera Blanca, HuascarĂ¡n National Park, Yungay, Ancash, Peru, August 2017
Phrygilus punensis


[edit] Identification

15·5–16 cm (6-6¼ in)

  • Grey hood, down to upper breast)
  • Blackish lores
  • Yellowish-olive upperparts and underparts
  • Grey wings

[edit] Distribution

Female; Subspecies chloronotusPhoto by BirdsPeru.Rio Blanco, Peru, August 2006
Female; Subspecies chloronotus
Photo by BirdsPeru.
Rio Blanco, Peru, August 2006

South America: found from South Peru to north west Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

Has been considered conspecific with Black-hooded Sierra-Finch in the past.

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P.p. chloronotus:
  • Andes of southern Peru (Cajamarca to Ayacucho and northern Cuzco)
  • P.p. punensis:
  • Andes of southern Peru (Puno) to north-western Bolivia (La Paz)

[edit] Habitat

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.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They forage on the ground for arthropods and seeds.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)
  3. BF Member observations

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