Yellow-bridled Finch Melanodera xanthogramma


Yellow-bridled Finch is an uncommon species found in high montane areas of Argentina and Chile.  It often associates with areas of cushion plants above treeline in the Andes and feeds along streams and the edges of snow patches, where it is strongly terrestrial.  The species is strongly sexually dimorphic; males are gray with a beautiful yellow and black face and throat pattern, while females are brown and tan streaked throughout.  This finch has very long wings, with the exposed primaries projecting quite far past the tertials.

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Song (White-tailed)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
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Recommended Citation

Yellow-bridled Finch (Melanodera xanthogramma), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: