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Alternative names: Southern Yellow Grosbeak; Golden-bellied Grosbeak

Male
Photo by Stanley Jones
South of Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru January 2017
Pheucticus chrysogaster

Identification

21·5 cm (8½ in)

  • Yellow head and nape
  • Black back

Distribution

North-western South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Female
Photo by BirdsPeru
Chosica, Lima, Peru, October 2005

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. c. laubmanni:
  • P. c. chrysogaster:

Habitat

Cloud and dry forest, scrub, gardens and agricultural areas. Observed at heights around 1650-2350 m (one source states up to 3400 m in Ecuador).

Behaviour

Diet

They eat a lot of different things, primarily seeds, berries and also nectar.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  4. BF Member observations

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