February 6, 2016 – Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)

Requested by: @gepwin

These finches are found in grassy and brushy open habitats of South America, in several isolated populations. The species has also been introduced to some areas, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Their diet is made up mostly of seeds, along with some small invertebrates and plants. Cavity nesters, they construct their nests in holes in trees, rocks, and buildings, or use abandoned mud nests built by Horneros.