Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-striped Brush-finch (Atlapetes citrinellus)


French: Tohi citrin German: Schwarzbart-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes amarillo

Buarremon (Atlapetes) citrinellus


, 1883,

near Chaquevil and San Xavier, Tucumán, Argentina




NW Argentina from Jujuy and Salta S through Tucumán to Catamarca.

Descriptive notes

17 cm; one male 28 g. Distinctive brush-finch, often appearing somewhat small-billed and with complex head pattern. Has blackish forehead, becoming dark brownish-olive on... read more


Song a simple and explosive “chip-pip’ chew-chew-chew”. Call “tsip”. read more


Typically encountered in alder (Alnus) woodland, and in undergrowth and borders of Yungas... read more

Food and feeding

Has been described as eating mostly invertebrates, including beetles (Co­leop­tera), ants (Formicidae) and some other... read more


Egg dates in Nov in Tucumán; season likely extends to austral summer, thus Nov–Jan/Feb. Nest placed in small shrub; clutch 2–3 eggs, white... read more


Largely resident; moves downslope in winter in Tucumán.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Argentine and South Bolivian Yungas EBA. Common; most numerous in Tucumán, less common farther N. Range is... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2020). Yellow-striped Brush-finch (Atlapetes citrinellus). 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 28 February 2020).