Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Citron-headed Yellow-finch (Sicalis luteocephala) - HBW 16, p. 632

French: Sicale à tête jaune German: Graunacken-Gilbammer Spanish: Chirigüe Cabecigualdo

Taxonomy: Emberiza luteocephala d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Chuquisaca; error = Totora, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Molecular-genetic data suggest that genus is most closely related to the “hooded” group of sierra-finches (Phrygilus atriceps, Phrygilus punensis, Phrygilus gayi and Phrygilus patagonicus); also, that it belongs within the tanager family (Thraupidae). Monotypic.

Distribution: Andes of Bolivia (Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Potosí and Tarija) and extreme N Argentina (Jujuy).