French: Tohi à tête blanche German: Weißkopf-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes cabeciblanco
Paucal, Cajamarca, Peru
W slope of Andes in extreme S Ecuador (S Loja) and adjacent NW Peru (S to Lambayeque).
16 cm. A typically shaped brush-finch with moderately sized bill showing relatively straight culmen. Has most of head white, with strongly contrasting blackish cap and nape,... read more
Song a series of squeaky whistled notes, “Pee-ti-ti séw-tew’tew’tew’ see-see”; chatter-duet a... read more
Found in undergrowth of low dry scrubby woodland, particularly along streams in dry montane regions... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents included small seeds, larger seeds (crushed), and insects. Forages on ground, as well as in low shrubbery. Sometimes forms... read more
Specimen from S Ecuador in breeding condition (and plumage quite worn) in late May; season estimated as Jan–Feb. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian region EBA. Locally common or fairly common. No evidence of any population declines, and considered... read more
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