French: Incaspize d’Ortiz German: Streifenrücken-Kaktustangare Spanish: Incaspiza aligrís
J. T. Zimmer
near La Esperanza, 1800 m, Cajamarca, Peru
NW Peru, very locally in NE Piura, C Cajamarca and NE La Libertad.
16·5 cm; 29–38 g. A longish-tailed finch with slim, pointed bill. Male has mostly grey head, browner on nape, with dark mask that fully surrounds bill, extending narrowly to... read more
Song a series of weak and quavering whistles, one ascending element sounding almost electronic, “... read more
Desert scrub, preferring thick scrub on arid hillsides, particularly those with larger cacti. In... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on seeds and other plant matter; also insects, including caterpillars. Forages at or near ground in dense vegetation, never moving... read more
Nestlings and juveniles found in Jun–Sept; breeding season likely starts in May. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Marañón Valley EBA and Peruvian High Andes EBA. Uncommon and local. Until 2011... read more
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