Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Least Concern

Apurimac Brush-finch (Atlapetes forbesi)


Taxonomy

French: Tohi de Forbes German: Forbesbuschammer Spanish: Atlapetes de Apurímac
Taxonomy:

Atlapetes forbesi

Morrison

, 1947,

Pomayaco, 9100 feet [c. 2775 m], Pampas River valley, 80 miles [c. 130 km] south-east of Ayacucho, Apurímac, Peru

.

Until recently usually treated as conspecific with A. rufigenis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of S Peru (N Apurímac and adjacent Cuzco).

Descriptive notes

18 cm. A dark-backed whitish bellied brush-finch with long bill only moderately deep at base. Has mostly rufous head, including nape and side of neck, but with black forehead... read more

Voice

Song “tchip tsééw! Tchi pi-pi”, or sometimes only the “tchip ts... read more

Habitat

Montane scrub and Polylepis forest, at 2700–4600 m.

Food and feeding

Little known. Forages on or close to ground.

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition in Mar and fledglings seen in May in Apurímac. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common. Despite its small global range, this species is thought not to be under any immediate pressure, and there are no problems evident... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2020). Apurimac Brush-finch (Atlapetes forbesi). 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/61995 on 22 February 2020).