Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Orange-browed Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis calophrys)


French: Tangara des bambous German: Ockerbrauen-Finkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo de los bambúes

Chlorospingus calophrys

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1876,

Tilotilo, La Paz, Bolivia


Closely related to K. atropileus and K. auricularis, and has been treated as conspecific with former or both; but recent molecular analysis reveals it closest to K. parodii, which appears to be its sister-taxon#R. Monotypic.


E slope of Andes in S Peru (S Puno) S to W & C Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

14–16 cm; 14·5–20·5 g. Has central crownstripe and broad stripe through eye back to nape jet-black, small orange-ochre spot embedded in black on... read more


During foraging, high chittery trills that descend somewhat (distinctive, but variable in length),... read more


Humid and wet montane forest and elfin forest, mainly where extensive Chusquea bamboo... read more

Food and feeding

Of 26 stomachs examined, 24 contained only animal matter and two both animal and vegetable matter; contents included caterpillars and other... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Fairly common to locally common. Has comparatively small range, within... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2019). Orange-browed Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis calophrys). 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 19 May 2019).