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White-naped Brush Finch

From Opus

Photo by PitterLocation: Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia
Photo by Pitter
Location: Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia
Atlapetes albinucha

Includes Yellow-throated Brush-Finch

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[edit] Identification

Two different groups:

[edit] White-naped Brush-Finch

Upperside dark gray to black, head with white stripe on central crown down to start of nape. Underside yellow, becoming more dusky towards the rear.

[edit] Yellow-throated Brush-Finch

Photo by Robert ScanlonLocation: Near Cali, Colombia, March 2006Yellow-throated form
Photo by Robert Scanlon
Location: Near Cali, Colombia, March 2006
Yellow-throated form

Differ from the White-naped type in having yellow limited to the throat; the rest of the underside varies from pale gray washed brownish on flanks to white washed with olive.

[edit] Distribution & Taxonomy

Two groups which differ remarkably and are sometimes treated as two species:

[edit] White-naped Brush-Finch

Limited to eastern Mexico (and possibly adjacent Guatemala). There is no overlap in range with Yellow-throated Brush-Finch.

  • A.a. albinucha

[edit] Yellow-throated Brush-Finch

This form is found from southern Mexico to Panama and Colombia.

  • A.a. gutturalis (if considered a full species, this is the nominate subspecies of the species Atlapetes gutturalis)
  • A.a. griseipectus
  • A.a. fuscipygius
  • A.a. parvirostris
  • A.a. brunnescens
  • A.a. coloratus
  • A.a. azuerensis

[edit] Habitat

Forest edge, clearings, and high-altitude shrubland, sometimes in areas best described as cloud forest. In Mexico often in areas with mixture of pine and other trees.

[edit] Behaviour

Likes to keep hidden except when singing, and probably not easy to see even then. Mostly seeks food on the ground or low above the ground.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Ridgely & Gwynne 1989. Birds of Panama. Princeton Paperbacks. ISBN 0691025126
  3. Howell & Webb, 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198540124

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