Chilean name: Semillero
The Band-tailed Seedeater is distributed in the Andes from Colombia to northern Chile and north-western Argentina. It is found in the pre-puna shrub zone at between 2500 and 3500 metres often in cultivated areas and near habitation..
The male has a stubby, yellow, conical bill
and a white band at the base of the tail. The vent is rufous.
Upperparts are dark grey and the wings have a white speculum
while underparts are paler grey. I think that the streaked
brownish back and the lighter grey on the bird in photo 2
indicates that it is a young male.
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