French: Tohi rougeaud German: Rotohr-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes orejirrufo
Huamachuca, 10,400 feet [c. 3170 m], La Libertad, and Cajabamba, 11,000 feet [c. 3350 m], Cajamarca, Peru
Upper Marañón Valley from Cajamarca S to Ancash and Huánuco, in Andes of W Peru.
17·5–19 cm. A relatively large brush-finch with large-headed look and long, wide tail. Head is almost entirely rufous, including side of neck and nape, darker... read more
Song described as a variation on 4 different notes, repeated every 4–6 seconds, each phrase 1... read more
Dense undergrowth and shrubbery in patches of woodland, including Polylepis forest; also... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Tends to forage 0·5–1·5 m up, rarely to 5 m above ground; usually in undergrowth. Also forages while on thick, moss... read more
Juveniles in Jun in La Libertad and in Feb–Mar in Ancash. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian high Andes EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Has a... read more
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