Grey-hooded, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile
Nombre Cientifico: gayi
Local names: cometocino, Andean comeebo, yellow comeebo, yal cabecigrís, Chanchito de la cordillera, Fringilo cordillerano
Comtocino is native to the Andean region and adjacencies in Chile and Argentina.
Habitat: In summer, in the cordilleran zone, preferring high valleys well watered. In low winter towards the pre-cordillera, central valley and even the area of the coast.
Length: 15 - 16 cms.
Male: Head, neck and top of bluish gray breast, similar to a cap. Around the peak and blackish lorums. Yellow body somewhat olivaceous. Lower abdomen and white subcaudales. Blackish primaries. Blue-gray coverts. Blackish tail with gray edges.
Female: Bluish gray head and neck lighter than in the male; big white chest with black lines and notorious black malar line. Olive back. Chest and abdomen olivaceo yellow; dirty subcaudales white to grisaceo. Darker wing covers. Flanks somewhat brownish.
Countries where lives Cometocino de Gay