|Greater Yellow-finch Sicalis auriventris
Chilean name: Chirihue dorado
|Cajon del Maipo, Chile
The Greater Yellow-finch breeds in the Andes of central Chile as far south as Talca and adjacent areas of Argentina. It migrates northwards within Chile and Argentina for the austral winter. It is found on open and shrubby slopes between about 2,000 metres and 4,000 metres though at lower altitudes during winter.
|It is a large, bulky finch with yellow head and underparts, an olive-yellow back with faint streaks and dark wings with pale edgings. The primary projection is particularly long.
The female is much duller and is generally grey-brown in colour with minimal yellow on the belly.
|There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.|