Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Grey-capped Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis reyi)


French: Tangara à calotte grise German: Graukappen-Finkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo coronigrís

Chlorospingus reyi


, 1885,

Mérida, Venezuela




Andes of Trujillo, Mérida and N Táchira, in W Venezuela.

Descriptive notes

14 cm. Rather plain hemis­pingus with small, relatively thin bill. Has crown down to bottom of eye and to nape grey (hooded appearance), upperparts, including... read more


Possible song a sharp insistent “tee chew chew”, often followed by several single “chew” notes, or... read more


Humid and wet, mossy montane forest and forest borders with Chusquea bamboo; almost always... read more

Food and feeding

Little information on diet; appears to be mainly small arthropods. Occurs in pairs and in groups of up to 20 individuals (sometimes more)... read more


No information.


Resident. No local or seasonal movements reported.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Fairly common locally. Has small range,... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Grey-capped Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis reyi). 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 on 26 May 2019).