Order: Passeriformes | Family: Fringillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Ancash, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Cusco, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Arequipa, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Lima, Peru
Status: The Hooded Siskin is the most common and widespread siskin occurring in Peru. It ranges from the western lowlands from sea level up to 4000 m. It ranges on the west and also on the east slope but only at high elevations away from humid forests. The Hooded Siskin also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, Ch.
Name in Spanish: Jilguero Encapuchado.
Sub-species: Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanica capitalis), Cabanis, 1866. Andes from WC & S Colombia and C Ecuador S to NW Peru (La Libertad).
(S. m. paula), Todd, 1926. S Ecuador (Milagros) S in W Andes to SW Peru (Arequipa).
(S m. peruana), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1896. C Peru.
(S. m. urubambensis), Todd, 1926. S Peru and N Chile.
Meaning of Name: Spinus: Gr. Spinos= unidentified bird mentioned in ancient Greek writing, usually treated as a type of finch. magellanica: After the Straits of Magellan (named for the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (1480-1521), whose Spanish sponsored expedition 1519-1522 was the first circumnavigation of the Earth). In ornithology this toponym includes Tierra del Fuego and associated islands.
Formerly known as Sporagra magellanica (2018).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.