Yellow-faced Siskin (Carduelis yarrellii) - HBW 15, p. 549
French: Chardonneret de Yarrell
Spanish: Jilguero Cariamarillo
Taxonomy: Carduelis yarrellii Audubon, 1839, Upper California; error = Bahia, Brazil.
May form a superspecies with C. spinescens. Recent phylogenetic analysis indicates that South American siskins are only distantly related to the two Holarctic ones, but comprehensive review of all species currently included within present genus is required in order to determine true relationships. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE Brazil (Ceará and Paraíba S to NC Bahia). Introduced to N Venezuela (Carabobo).
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A male in a pine tree, then flying away. Locality Saltinho Biological Reserve, Tamandaré, Pernambuco State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2008 3 years ago 22 sec 3.5
A male high in a pine tree and flying away. Locality Saltinho Biological Reserve, Tamandaré, Pernambuco State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 October 2008 4 years ago 30 sec 2.8