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Photo by Wilson Diaz
Bagua. Amazonas, Peru, 13 January 2020

Alternative name: Little Inca-Finch

Incaspiza watkinsi


13 cm (5 in). A small finch with a longish tail and with a slim, pointed bill.

  • Grey head and nape
  • Blackish lores and around base of bill, narrow connection to black chin
  • Brownish upperparts, obscurely streaked
  • Brownish-grey lower back and uppertail-coverts
  • Black tail with white outer edges
  • Grey upperwing with browner-edged tertials and browner edges on inner greater coverts
  • Grey throat, breast and flanks, lower flanks with browner wash
  • Off-white belly and vent
  • Bright yellow bill

Females are similar but have a browner crown and a bill with a dusky culmen.


Endemic to the lower portion of Marañón Valley in northwest Peru.
Fairly common in its small range.


This is a monotypic species.


Lowland desert shrubland with ground bromeliads.
Occurs from 390 to 900 m.



Forages on the ground, singly or in pairs.
No other information.


No information.


A sedentary species.


  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. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2011. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553781

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