Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Parodi's Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis parodii)


Taxonomy

French: Tangara de Parodi German: Gelbbrauen-Finkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo de Parodi
Taxonomy:

Hemispingus parodii

Weske and Terborgh

, 1974,

River Mapitunari, 3480 m, Cordillera Vilcabamba, Cuzco, Peru

.

See K. calophrys. Appears to be upper-elevational replacement of K. atropileus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Vilcabamba and Vilcanota Cordilleras (E slope of Andes), in Cuzco, S Peru.

Descriptive notes

14 cm; one male 21·8 g. A fairly large hemispingus very similar in appearance to Citrine Warbler (Basileuterus luteovi­ridis). Has top of head dusky olive... read more

Voice

Dawn song a repetition of “pit zzre”, first note high-pitched, second slightly lower.... read more

Habitat

Chusquea bamboo in humid upper montane forest and elfin forest, and areas of mixed elfin... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. In groups of 3–9 individuals, usually in mixed flocks with Citrine Warbler and other small passerines. Forages low in bamboo... read more

Breeding

Birds in partial/full breeding condition suggest breeding from Jul. No other information.

Movements

No information; probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Fairly common locally. May occur at scattered locations in Manu National... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2019). Parodi's Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis parodii). 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/61588 on 19 May 2019).