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

Alternative name: Little Inca-Finch

Incaspiza watkinsi

Identification

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.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

Breeding

No information.

Movements

A sedentary species.

References

  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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