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White-winged Diuca-Finch Diuca speculifera

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Behavior

Behavior

Living in a treeless habitat, this species is restricted to feeding on the ground. Usually in pairs this species moves slowly over the ground looking for food, flying at the approach of danger, even distant. Before entering glacier roost, pairs arrive at the margin and perch near or on the ice, only entering the “caves” when it is very dark.

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Predation

Predation at roost sites by Andean Foxes has been documented in Southern Peru (Hardy unpublished data). Aplomado Falcons and Mountain Caracaras are other likley predators of nests and/or adults.

Recommended Citation

White-winged Diuca-Finch (Diuca speculifera), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wwdfin1