French: Tangara alticole German: Schwarzscheitel-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita de Cajamarca
Huamachuco, 10,400 feet [c. 3170 m], La Libertad, Peru
Upper Marañón Valley in S Cajamarca, La Libertad and E Ancash (essentially W of R Marañón, except for sites in W La Libertad), in W Peru.
16 cm. A slim and long-tailed warbling-finch with relatively long and finely pointed bill. Male is greyish-olive above, darker on crown; face blackish-brown, bordered above... read more
Song a warble, rich in quality, “chew tew-tuueee?”. Calls buzzy in nature, sometimes given in rapid... read more
Montane scrub, shrubby areas and low woodland, particularly ravines. Found mostly in Polylepis... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on arthropods; also on sugary secretions from underside of Gynoxys leaves. Forages both in foliage of dense shrubs and on... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Sept and juveniles found in Feb–Mar; season possibly Oct–Feb. No other information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Rare to locally uncommon within its restricted range. Has fairly small range, within which remaining area of suitable habitat decreasing, and populations severely... read more
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