Order: Passeriformes | Family: Fringillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Ancash, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Puno, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Puno, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Arequipa | Apurimac
Status: The Thick-billed Siskin is generally rare at elevations ranging between 3600-4600 m where is usually associated with Polylepis woodlands and surrounding scrub. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Jilguero de Pico Grueso.
Sub-species: Thick-billed Siskin (Spinus crassirostris amadoni) (George), 1964.
Meaning of Name: Spinus: Gr. Spinos= unidentified bird mentioned in ancient Greek writing, usually treated as a type of finch. crassirostris: L. crassus= thick, heavy and rostris, rostrum= billed, beak.
Formerly known as Sporagra crassirostris (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.