Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Little Inca-finch (Incaspiza watkinsi)


Taxonomy

French: Incaspize de Watkins German: Rotschulter-Kaktustangare Spanish: Incaspiza chico
Taxonomy:

Incaspiza watkinsi

Chapman

, 1925,

Perico, Río Chinchipe, Cajamarca, Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Lower portion of Marañón Valley in NE Cajamarca and adjacent W Amazonas, in NW Peru.

Descriptive notes

13 cm; 17–22·5 g. A small, longish-tailed finch with slim, pointed bill. Male has head, including nape, grey, slightly paler greyish-white supercilium anterior to eye;... read more

Voice

Song a thin and high “tsee-tséw! swee?”. Calls include high “tseet” notes.

Habitat

Undisturbed lowland desert scrub with good densities of ground bromeliads; 390–900 m.

Food and feeding

Little information. Forages terrestrially; in pairs or singly.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Fairly common. Has very small range, within which it appears to be suffering slow to moderate decline owing to... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2017). Little Inca-finch (Incaspiza watkinsi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/62058 on 20 August 2017).