Alternative name: Common Diuca Finch
- Diuca diuca
Length 17cm (6-3/4") A large bird of typical finch morph
- Grey upperparts and head
- Small white crescents above and below eyes
- White throat
- Grey breast band and flanks
- White belly in inverted V shape
- Cinnamon crissum
- Large blue grey bill with curved culmen
Female - browner
South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.
Four subspecies are recognized::
- D. d. crassirostris:
- D. d. diuca:
- Andes of central Chile and central Argentina; also introduced on Rapa Nui (this subspecies?)
- D. d. chiloensis:
- Chiloé Island (off western Chile)
- D. d. minor:
- Argentina (Córdoba to Santa Cruz); winters to south-eastern Brazil
Dry and high-altitude shrubland, farmland, forest edges and urban gardens.
Nests in shrubs with dense leaf cover but no thorns.
Song: long, loud song with single chirps similar to whit or chit.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Arthur Grosset
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Diuca Finch. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Diuca_Finch