Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch (Sicalis citrina)
Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for a larger image Brazil

The Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch is found patchily from Colombia to northern Argentina. Throughout this range it is found locally in grassland and farmland.

The male is olive-brown above with a lemon-yellow forecrown. It is mostly yellow below. The "stripe-tailed" moniker derives from two white spots on the underside of the tail which can be difficult to see but is well illustrated in photos 1 and 3. The female is much duller and streakier.

The rather streaky nature of the bird in the 4th photo suggests to me that it might be a young male.

Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for a larger image There are illustrations in Hilty & Brown, Plate 56 and Ridgely & Tudor, Plate 31.
Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for a larger image
Stripe-tailed Yellow-finch, Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2001 - click for a larger image
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