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Patagonian Sierra-Finch

Peach-fronted Parakeet
Passenger Pigeon

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Passenger Pigeon

  • Ectopistes migratorius
  • Pigeons & Doves

About the Patagonian Sierra-Finch

Also known as: Patagonian Hooded Sierra-Finch, Patagonian Sierrafinch

The Patagonian Sierra-Finch is a small songbird that lives in far southwest South America. They are sparrow-like in appearance and behavior, but more closely related to tanagers. They have slate-grey or blue-grey hoods, wings, and tails. The body color may be russet or reddish with a yellow or green tinge.

Patagonian Sierra-Finches eat both plant and animal matter. Besides seeds, fruit, and insects, they may dine on nectar or sap. They will visit back yard feeding stations and have also been seen feeding from scraps of garbage.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 October 2012
Scientific Name Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Phrygilus
  • P. patagonicus
Birdorable Family Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.7 to 5.9 inches
.6 to 1 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • 南美岭雀鹀 (Chinese)
  • dijuka patagonská (Czech)
  • Patagonsk Andesfinke (Danish)
  • Patagonische Sierragors (Dutch)
  • patagoniansirkku (Finnish)
  • Phrygile de Patagonie (French)
  • Magellanämmerling (German)
  • Fringuello della Sierra patagonico (Italian)
  • パタゴニアヤマシトド (patagoniayamashitodo) (Japanese)
  • Chileandesspurv (Norwegian)
  • chrusciak magellanski (Polish)
  • Патагонский овсяночник (Russian)
  • Fringilo Patagónico (Spanish)
  • Patagonsierrafink (Swedish)