Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)


Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Poospiza rufosuperciliaris)


French: Chipiu à sourcils fauves German: Zimtbrauen-Finkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo cejirrufo

Hemispingus rufosuperciliaris

Blake and Hocking

, 1974,

Bosque Huaylaspampa, c. 8400 feet [c. 2560 m], Huánuco, Peru


See P. goeringi. Monotypic.


E slope of Andes in Peru from Amazonas (S of R Marañón in Cordillera de Colán) S to Huánuco (W of R Huallaga in Acomayo–Carpish Ridge region of Carpish Mts).

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 26–33 g. Distinctive hemispingus with bold rufous eyebrow and underparts; bill relatively small and thin, legs and feet strong, tarsus rather long. Has crown, nape,... read more


Song a mixture of short, nasal and squeaky notes with distinctive long and slurred squeals inserted... read more


Undergrowth of wet, mossy montane and elfin forest, especially in extensive thickets of ... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods and berries. Four stomachs contained only animal matter, two vegetable matter, and one both; contents included beetles (... read more


No information.


Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Rare and very local. Estimated global population fewer than 10,000 individuals; believed... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2019). Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Poospiza rufosuperciliaris). 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).