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Plumbeous Sierra Finch

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-{{incomplete}} +[[Image:Plumbeous_Sierra_Finch.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Male<br />Photo &copy; by '''[http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/member.php?uid=11322 Valère CLAVERIE]''' <br />Parinacota, [[Chile]], November 2006]]
-[[Image:Plumbeous_Sierra_Finch.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male<br />Photo by [http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/member.php?uid=11322 Valère CLAVERIE] <br/>Photographed: Parinacota, [[Chile]], November 2006]]+
;[[:Category:Phrygilus|Phrygilus]] unicolor ;[[:Category:Phrygilus|Phrygilus]] unicolor
==Identification== ==Identification==
 +14·5 cm (5¾ in)<br />
 +Male
 +*Grey head and upperparts
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Argentina]], [[Bolivia]], [[Chile]], [[Colombia]], [[Ecuador]], [[Peru]], and [[Venezuela]]. +[[South America]]: found in [[Colombia]], [[Venezuela]], [[Ecuador]], [[Peru]], [[Bolivia]], [[Chile]], [[Argentina]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-[http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=2201010#post2201010 This thread] discusses a recent (2011) phylogenetic study of the genus.+====Subspecies====
 +[[Image:Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Geospizopsis unicolor inca Female Abra Malaga Peru.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female, subspecies ''inca''<br />Photo &copy; by {{user|Stanley+Jones|Stanley Jones}} <br />Abra Malaga, Ollantaytambo, Cusco Department, [[Peru]], September 2018]]
 +There are 6 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
 +*''G. u. nivaria'':
 +:*North East [[Colombia]] (Santa Marta Mountains) and Andes of north-western [[Venezuela]]
 +*''G. u. geospizopsis'':
 +:*East and Central Andes of Colombia and [[Ecuador]]
 +*''G. u. inca'':
 +:*Andes of [[Peru]] to western [[Bolivia]] (La Paz)
 +*''G. u. unicolor'':
 +:*Andes of south-western Peru (Tacna) to southern [[Chile]] and western [[Argentina]]
 +*''G. u. tucumana'':
 +:*Andes of Bolivia and north-western Argentina
 +*''G. u. ultima'':
 +:*Mountains of southern Argentina (Tierra del Fuego)
 + 
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and pastureland.+Open and grassy high altitude habitats.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-[[Image:Female-Plumbeous-SF-P106018_by_njlarsen.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female (click on image to see larger version)<br />Photo by {{user|njlarsen|njlarsen}} <br/>Photographed: Yeso Valley, [[Chile]], November 2009]]+====Diet====
 +They forage on the ground for seeds. They will take some invertebrates, especially when feeding their young.
 +==References==
 +#{{Ref-Clements6thAug18}}#Avibase
 +#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)
 +#[http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=2201010#post2201010 This thread] discusses a recent (2011) phylogenetic study of the genus.
 +{{Ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Phrygilus+unicolor}} {{GSearch|Phrygilus+unicolor}}
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Phrygilus]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Phrygilus]]

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MalePhoto © by Valère CLAVERIE Parinacota, Chile, November 2006
Male
Photo © by Valère CLAVERIE
Parinacota, Chile, November 2006
Phrygilus unicolor

Contents

[edit] Identification

14·5 cm (5¾ in)
Male

  • Grey head and upperparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Female, subspecies incaPhoto © by Stanley Jones Abra Malaga, Ollantaytambo, Cusco Department, Peru, September 2018
Female, subspecies inca
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Abra Malaga, Ollantaytambo, Cusco Department, Peru, September 2018

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • G. u. nivaria:
  • G. u. geospizopsis:
  • East and Central Andes of Colombia and Ecuador
  • G. u. inca:
  • G. u. unicolor:
  • Andes of south-western Peru (Tacna) to southern Chile and western Argentina
  • G. u. tucumana:
  • Andes of Bolivia and north-western Argentina
  • G. u. ultima:
  • Mountains of southern Argentina (Tierra del Fuego)

[edit] Habitat

Open and grassy high altitude habitats.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They forage on the ground for seeds. They will take some invertebrates, especially when feeding their young.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)
  4. This thread discusses a recent (2011) phylogenetic study of the genus.

[edit] External Links

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