Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Raimondi's Yellow-Finch|
|French||Sicale de Raimondi|
|Serbian||Rajmondijeva žuta zeba|
|Spanish||Chirigüe de Raimondi|
|Spanish (Chile)||Chirihue de Raimondi|
|Spanish (Peru)||Chirigüe de Raimondi|
|Spanish (Spain)||Chirigüe de Raimondi|
|Turkish||Raimondi Kanarya İspinozu|
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The Raimondi's Yellow-Finch is restricted to the west coast of central and southern Peru. Although this region is relatively accessible, unlike many portions of Andean and Amazonian Peru, the Raimondi's Yellow-Finch remains very poorly known. For decades, in fact, raimondii was classified as only a subspecies of the widespread Grassland Yellow-Finch (Sicalis luteola), until it was demonstrated that both species are present in western Peru. The two species rarely if ever occur together, however: Grassland Yellow-Finch is found in pastures and marshes, whereas Raimondi's Yellow-Finch occupies arid rocky slopes and cactus "forests." Raimondi's is grayer than Grassland, and in particular has gray (not yellow-green or tawny) auriculars and narrow gray (not yellow-green) margins to remiges. In the nonbreeding season, Raimondi's Yellow-Finches form large flocks, and may be nomadic.