|Black-chinned Siskin Spinus barbatus
(aka Carduelis barbata)
Chilean name: Jilguero
The Black-chinned Siskin is distributed in central and southern Chile and adjacent western areas of Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the temperate forests of the region as well as forest edge and gardens.
Although a few were seen alone they were normally in small to medium-sized noisy flocks.
The male has a black cap and a small black patch on the chin. It is greenish-yellow with yellowish rump, face and underparts.
|There are two morphs in the female, a yellow morph and a grey morph which can be seen in the last 2 photos. These two females were in the same flock.|
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