|Bright-rumped Yellow-finch Sicalis
Chilean name: Chirihue cordillerano
|Lauca National Park, Chile
The Bright-rumped Yellow-finch is distributed in the Andes of Peru, western Bolivia, northern Chile and north-western Argentina. It is found at between 3500 and 4500 metres where it inhabits dry puna grasslands and is often seen near buildings.
|The male, seen here in photos 1 to 3, has a yellow-olive crown, throat and sides of the neck but the really diagnostic feature is the grey ear-coverts. Note also the bright yellow rump from which the bird derives both its English and its scientific (Latin uropygium = rump) names. It also has a long primary projection.|
|The female, as in photos 4 and 5, is duller with a
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.