Patagonian sierra finch

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Patagonian sierra finch
Phrygilus patagonicus -Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina-8.jpg
In Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Phrygilus
Species: P. patagonicus
Binomial name
Phrygilus patagonicus
Lowe, 1923

The Patagonian sierra finch (Phrygilus patagonicus) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Argentina and Chile.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and temperate grassland.

Its diet consists mainly of seeds, flower parts, nectar, fruit, and insects,[2] but it has also been seen to forage on human refuse.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phrygilus patagonicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Egli, G., & J. Aguirre, C. 2000. Aves de Santiago. UNORCH, Santiago, Chile.
  3. ^ Crawshay, R. 1907. The birds of Tierra del Fuego. Bernard Quaritch, London, UK.

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