French: Tohi à calotte blanche German: Weißnacken-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes nuquiblanco
d’Orbigny#R and Lafresnaye
Cartagena; error = Caribbean slope of Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. albinucha
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838) – White-naped Brush-finch – Caribbean slope of Mexico from Puebla and Veracruz S to Oaxaca and Chiapas.
A. a. griseipectus
Dwight & Griscom, 1921 – Pacific slope of SW Chiapas (S Mexico), highlands of W Guatemala and El Salvador (San José del Sacre and Volcán de Santa Ana).
A. a. fuscipygius
Dwight & Griscom, 1921 – highlands of Honduras, NW El Salvador (Los Esesmiles) and NW Nicaragua.
A. a. parvirostris
Dwight & Griscom, 1921 – subtropical zone of Costa Rica.
A. a. brunnescens
Chapman, 1915 – subtropical zone of W Panama (W Chiriquí).
A. a. coloratus
Griscom, 1924 – subtropical zone of E Chiriquí (Panama).
A. a. azuerensis
Aldrich, 1937 – Azuero Peninsula, in S Panama.
A. a. gutturalis
(Lafresnaye, 1843) – Grey-breasted Brush-finch – upper tropical and subtropical zones of Colombian Andes S from Antioquia, Santander and Norte de Santander; recently found in N Ecuador (NW Sucumbíos, N Napo)#R.
17–21 cm; 31–37·2 g. Nominate race has black head with broad white median crownstripe; upperparts, including wings and tail, dark slaty grey with slight... read more
Song a deliberate series of notes, “tsee tseea tseea tseea tseer”, sometimes... read more
Thick undergrowth, shrubby clearings, openings in cloudforest, and borders of dense tropical... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of insects and seeds. Forages on and near ground. Hops on ground; turns over leaves to find insects and other foods. Sometimes... read more
Nesting recorded in late Apr in S Mexico (Oaxaca), Apr–Jul in Costa Rica and Panama, and Mar–Sept in Colombia. Nest is an open... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in Mexico; common in appropriate habitat in El Salvador, Costa Rica and W & S Panama; fairly common in Colombia. In... read more
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