Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch (Sicalis citrina)

Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Sicalis citrina | [UK] Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch | [FR] Bouton d’or a queue rayee | [DE] Zitronen-Gilbammer | [ES] Semillero de Cola Rayada | [NL] Witstaartsafraangors


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range

Physical charateristics

The male is olive-brown above with a lemon-yellow forecrown. It is mostly yellow below. The “stripe-tailed” moniker derives from two white spots on the underside of the tail which can be difficult to see. The female is much duller and streakier.

Listen to the sound of Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch

[audio: Yellow-finch.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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South America : North, East, Westcentral


Its natural habitats are dry savanna and pastureland.


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Feeding habits

Feeds on seeds and small insects


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch distribution range map

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