Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc: C & S Andes
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Lowlands
Status: The Grassland Yellow-Finch is uncommon but distributed in disjunct populations in the high Andes, a few inter-Andean Valleys, and northwest Peru including part of the Marañon valley. It ranges at elevations between sea level to 3900 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Chirigüe Común.
Sub-species: Grassland Yellow-Finch (Sicalis luteola bogotensis), Chapman, 1924. Andes of Venezuela and E range in Colombia S through highlands of Ecuador to S Peru (Arequipa).
(Sicalis luteola luteiventris), (Meyen), 1834. breeds in S Brazil (Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay, lowlands of N & C Argentina (Santiago de Estero and Corrientes S to Chubut) and C Chile (S Coquimbo S to Valdivia); winters N to S Peru (Cuzco and Puno), C & E Bolivia (La Paz, Beni and lowland Santa Cruz), C Brazil (Mato Grosso E to Bahia).
Meaning of Name: Sicalis: Gr. sikalis, sukallis, sukalidos= a small, black-headed bird, mentioned by Epicharmus. luteola: L. luteus= saffron-yellow, lutum= saffron. Luteolus= yellowish.
- 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.