Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Critically Endangered

Antioquia Brush-finch (Atlapetes blancae)


Taxonomy

French: Tohi de Blanca German: Antioquiabuschammer Spanish: Atlapetes antioqueño
Taxonomy:

Atlapetes blancae

Donegan

, 2007,

San Pedro de los Milagros, Antioquia, Colombia

.

Close morphologically to A. schistaceus, but differs in its paler grey back and (more notably) underparts and flanks (2); much weaker malar stripe (2); paler, broader rufous on crown (2); greyish vs white supraloral markings (ns[1]); and longer bill (allow 1); moreover, circumstantial evidence suggests the two taxa may be (or may have been) sympatric. Monotypic.

Distribution:

San Pedro de los Milagros (in C Andes of Antioquia), in Colombia; last record in 1971#R.

Descriptive notes

17 cm. A largely pale greyish brush-finch, known only from museum specimens. Forehead to nape is rufous, with contrasting dark greyish face, blackish on lores and eyeline,... read more

Voice

Unknown.

Habitat

No certain information; probably forest edge, 2400–2800 m.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Recently described on basis of museum specimens. Last record in 1971; currently known only from museum specimens. Possibly Extinct. Three specimens... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Antioquia Brush-finch (Atlapetes blancae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61993 on 15 September 2019).