Patagonian Sierra Finch Facts   

  • Name:
    Cometocino Patagónico, Fringilo Patagónico , Comesebo Patagónico / Patagonian Sierra finch
  • Scientific Name:
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Family:
  • Size:
    15-16 cm (6,5 -7 in)
Patagonian Sierra Finch


from Valparaíso to Magallanes


annual resident.


Forest of Nothofagus, low shrub transitional zones or pastures and areas of forest and shrub regeneration

Food habits:



they nest on the ground, in shrubs or among rocks; they lay 2 to 4 eggs.


they are sexual dimorphism; the female is paler in colour, while the male has a greenish-yellow mantle and is hazel colour.

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