Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch (Sicalis citrina) - HBW 16, p. 631
French: Sicale citrin
Spanish: Chirigüe Citrino
Taxonomy: Sycalis citrina Pelzeln, 1870, Jaguaraíba, Paraná, Brazil.
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). Races poorly differentiated, and species perhaps better treated as monotypic. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- browni Bangs, 1898 - W & N Colombia (Santa Marta, Antioquia, Cauca, Santander, Norte de Santander and Cundinamarca), Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá, coastal mountains, Trujillo, Mt Duida and tepuis of Bolívar and Amazonas) and adjacent tepui region of Guyana, Suriname and N Brazil (locally E to Amapá).
- occidentalis Carriker, 1932 - SE Peru (Puno) and NW Argentina (Salta, Tucumán and E La Rioja).
- citrina Pelzeln, 1870 - E Brazil (S Pará, Goiás and Piauí S to E Mato Grosso and Paraná).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One adult bird on the ground.
Locality Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Carlos Gussoni 12 April 2013 4 weeks ago 3.8
Adult male singing. Note that the white tail looks obscured by the shadow of the branch.
Locality Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Juan Carlos Melillo 1 September 2012 37 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Fazenda Rio Grande, Paraná State, Brazil
Glauco Kohler 13 March 2012 1 year ago 3.2
A male on a rock.
Locality Cachoeira do Lajeado, Milho Verde, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
gustavopedersoli 24 February 2009 4 years ago 2.8