Common Names: Saffron Finches, Yellow Finches, Pelzeln's Finches
The Saffron Finch originated in South America. It inhabits parts of Northern Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and north-east Brazil to central Argentina.
This species has a bright yellow body with an orange crown. The back and wings are laced with black eching on the feathers. The eyes are dark, legs grey-pale pink, the upper beak is grey-black while the lower beak is ivory in color.
Mature females are a sligthly duller version of the male and young hens are often olive-brown with heavy dark streaks.