Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Drab Hemispingus (Pseudospingus xanthophthalmus)


Taxonomy

French: Tangara aux yeux jaunes German: Schlichtfinkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo modesto
Taxonomy:

Dacnis xanthophthalma

Taczanowski

, 1874,

Maraynioc, Junín, Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

E slope of Andes in Peru (S side of Marañón Valley in Amazonas) S to W Bolivia (La Paz).

Descriptive notes

13 cm; 10–15 g. A small, slender, relatively thin-billed, rather dull hemis­pingus. Has crown to nape, side of head to below eye, and upperparts, including tail and... read more

Voice

Song, often as duet by pair, a fast sputtering series of variably pitched notes without obvious... read more

Habitat

Humid montane forest, elfin forest and forest borders, to tree-line; locally in patches of degraded... read more

Food and feeding

Nine stomachs contained insects. In pairs and in small groups of up to 5–6 individuals, usually with mixed flocks. Forages from eye... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in a few protected areas, most notably Manu National Park, in Peru. Much suitable montane and tree-line... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2018). Drab Hemispingus (Pseudospingus xanthophthalmus). 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/61598 on 22 November 2018).