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Yellow-breasted Brush Finch
Alternative names: Northern Rufous-naped Brush-Finch; Rufous-naped Brush-Finch1
In the fully colored adult: slaty upperside except for rufous nape and crown, black side of head, rich yellow underside. Juvenile starts out much duller and completely lacking contrasting nape.
Previously considered conspecific with the Rufous-naped Brush-Finch (A. rufinucha, sometimes "Bolivian Brush-Finch") under the name Rufous-naped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes rufinucha). Confusingly, following the split, both A. rufinucha and A. latinuchus are sometimes still referred to as "Rufous-naped Brush-Finch".
Ten subspecies are recognized:
Mid elevation of the Andes in forested habitats including edges and second growth.
Mostly feed in understory but can also be seen on the ground.
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