coverts, and tlie margins of the primaries, secondaries, and tail feathers, blue
grey ; tlie remainder of the primaries, secondaries, and tail feathers, greyish-
black ; back yellowish-chestnut; under tail coverts light-grey ; rump, breast,
abdomen and flanks, deep wax-yellow; bill bluish liom-colour ; feet light
Habitat, Tierra del Fuego (December and February).
This finch is common on the outskirts of the forests in Tierra del Fuego.
¡Mr. Gould remarks, that it is nearly allied to F. Gayi, but it is much smaller,
and is richer in its colouring.
4 . F r i n g i l l a f r u t i c e t i , K ittl.
Fringilla fruticeti, Kittl. Kupf. der Vögel, pl. 23. f. 1.
Emberiza luctuosa, Eyd. et Gere. Mag. de Zool. 1834. Cl. I I . pl. 71.
-------------------------D’Orh. et Lafr. Syn. p. SO.
I obtained specimens of this bird from Northern Chile, and Southern Patagonia.
I saw it also in the Cordillera of Central Cliile, at an elevation of at least
eiglit thousand feet, near the upper limit of vegetation. In Patagonia it is not
common, it frequents bushy valleys in small flocks, from six to ten in number.
Tliese birds sometimes move from thicket to thicket with a peculiar soaring flight:
they occasionally utter very singular and pleasing notes.
5 . F r i n g i l l a c a r b o n a r ia . G. R . Gray.
Emberiza carbonaria, DOrh. et Lafr. Synop. p. 79.
I never saw this bird but once, and then it was in small flocks, on the most
desert parts of the plains between the rivers Negro and Colorado, in Northern
6 . F r i n g i l l a a l a u d i n a . K ittl.
Fringilla alaudina, Kupf. der Vögel, pl. 23. f. 2.
Emberiza guttata, Meyen, Nov. Act. Cur. xvii. pl. 12.
-------------------------DOrh. Sf Lafr. Syn. p. 78: Adult.
Passerina guttata, Eyd. S f Gerv. Mag. de Zool. 1834. pl. 70. p. 22.
My specimens were obtained from the neighbourhood of Valparaiso.