Saffron Finch

Common Names: Saffron Finches, Yellow Finches, Pelzeln's Finches

Distribution:

The Saffron Finch originated in South America. It inhabits parts of Northern Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and north-east Brazil to central Argentina.

Description:

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.

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Saffron Finch

Saffron Finch

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
seeds
Regions
hawaii
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species