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Atlapetes seebohmi


16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ in)

  • Rufous crown through to nape
  • Black face
  • Long bill


South America: found in Ecuador and Peru.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. s. celicae:
  • Andes of extreme southern Ecuador (western Loja)
  • A. s. simonsi:
  • Andes of extreme southern Ecuador (eastern and central Loja)
  • A. s. seebohmi:
  • Pacific slope of Andes of north-western Peru (La Libertad to Ancash)


Dry forests and shrubby hillsides.



They forage close to or on the ground for large insects, fruits and seeds


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)

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