Friday, October 12, 2007

Band-tailed Sierra-Finch

I visited Sillustani today. Here I saw Band-tailed Sierra-Finch just below the ruins. The male is diagnostic with its bluish color at the upper breast and white belly. The yellowish bill also makes it easy to identify. The female is also normally easy to identify because of the white belly and lower breast (Many similare species have more streaks). As the name indicates both sexes have a white band on the tail.

Both pictures Sillustani at 3990 m, 12.October 2007.

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