French: Tohi à nuque claire German: Zimtstirn-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes nuquipálido
Tanagra (Arremon) pallidinucha
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. pallidinucha
(Boissonneau, 1840) – SW Venezuela (Táchira) and E Andes of Colombia (Norte de Santander S to Cundinamarca).
A. p. papallactae
Hellmayr, 1913 – C Andes of Colombia (S from Antioquia) and E slope of Ecuador S to extreme N Peru (Piura–Cajamarca border).
18 cm; 21·4–40·2 g. A relatively large-headed brush-finch with high rounded crown, and relatively thick but short and pointed bill. Nominate race has... read more
Territorial song in N Peru noted as a musical and whistled “wheet-tew-tew-tew”; one... read more
Subtropical to temperate zone in borders and understorey of humid forest, most often at or near... read more
Food and feeding
Berries, such as those of Miconia or Ericaceae; also insects. Stomach contents have included seeds and other plant material, as... read more
In Colombia, nest found in Sept in Bogotá, birds in breeding condition Feb–Sept in C & E Andes, and fledglings found in Mar and Jun;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common; usually most common at higher elevations, above 3000 m. Has reasonably large range, high abundance in parts of that range,... read more
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