Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Parodi's Hemispingus (Kleinothraupis parodii)


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

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.


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


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


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


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


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 on 19 May 2019).