Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers and allies)  
Genus: Sicalis (4 species, 13 worldwide)


Stripe-tailed Yellow Finch
Stripe-tailed Yellow Finch (Sicalis citrina citrina) Male
Altiplano Leste, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
  Note white undertail.
   
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.


Orange-fronted Yellow Finch
Orange-fronted Yellow Finch (Sicalis columbiana columbiana) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Orange-fronted Yellow Finch
Orange-fronted Yellow Finch (Sicalis columbiana columbiana) Female
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   

The male is similar to the Saffron Finch, but the female is not streaked.

Saffron Finch
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola flaveola) Male
Puerto Boyacá, Colombia  
   

Saffron Finch
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) Female
Iguazu National Park, Argentina  
   

Common even in urban areas. Expanding range with deforestation.

Grassland Yellow Finch
Grassland Yellow Finch (Sicalis luteola luteiventris) Male
Mejia Wetlands, Peru
  Possibly a female. Male is yellower.
   

Usually found in marshes deep in tall reeds at all altitudes. Sometimes in large groups.


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