Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Endangered

Pale-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes pallidiceps)


Taxonomy

French: Tohi grisonnant German: Blasskopf-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes cabecipálido
Taxonomy:

Buarremon pallidiceps

Sharpe

, 1900,

Guishapa, Oña, Azuay, Ecuador

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Azuay (upper Jubones Valley), in SW Ecuador.

Descriptive notes

16 cm. A largely whitish brush-finch with darker back, dark wings and tail, and long, relatively pointed bill. Head is mostly whitish, with brownish forehead, lores and area... read more

Voice

Song a deshtcending short ­trilling chatter, “ch-chwewewewe”. Call a high-pitched... read more

Habitat

Low arid scrubby woodland of composite and verbenaceous species on dry slopes, with acacias (... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, also fruits and berries (Rubus, Solanum, Morus), as well as seeds such as those of Polygonum.... read more

Breeding

Breeds in Feb–Jun, in rainy season; some make up to two renesting attempts after failures early in season. Nest built by female, a... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Rare. Formerly listed as Critically Endangered, but, in view of its increasing numbers, this species... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2020). Pale-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes pallidiceps). 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/62000 on 25 February 2020).