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Bright-rumped Yellow Finch

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Photo by BirdsPeru High Andes of Lima, Peru, November 2006
Photo by BirdsPeru
High Andes of Lima, Peru, November 2006
Sicalis uropygialis


[edit] Identification

Female, subspecies sharpeiPhoto by Stanley JonesReserva Nacional Junin, Ondores, Junín, Peru, August 2017
Female, subspecies sharpei
Photo by Stanley Jones
Reserva Nacional Junin, Ondores, Junín, Peru, August 2017

13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

  • Yellow-olive crown, throat and sides of neck
  • Grey ear-coverts
  • Bright yellow rump
  • Yellow chest, belly and vent
  • Light grey to white flanks
  • Blackish wings and tail with yellowish outer webs

Female duller

  • Greenish-grey crown
  • Dark spotted olive-yellow head and rear neck
  • Greyer upperparts
  • Pale yellow chest and belly

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • S. u. sharpei:
  • Andes of northern Peru (Cajamarca to Junín)
  • S. u. connectens:
  • Andes of southern Peru (above upper Urubamba Valley in Cuzco)
  • S. u. uropygialis:

[edit] Habitat

High-altitude dry grassland between 3500 and 4500m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little detailed information, it is presumed they mainly eat seeds and other vegetable material with possibly insects added during the breeding season.

[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. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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