|Black Siskin Spinus atratus
(aka Carduelis atrata)
Chilean name: Jilguero negro
|Lauca National Park, Chile
The Black Siskin is distributed in the Andes from central Peru to northern Chile and north-western Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dry, shrubby areas between 3,000 and 5,000 metres.
|It is the blackest of all the siskins found in Chile and has a yellow belly and undertail coverts while the tail has yellow edging. The wings have a large yellow wing-patch. Immatures like the one on the left of photo 3 have a pale bill and more obvious wing bars.|
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