Bay-crowned Brush-Finch (Atlapetes seebohmi)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Passerellidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Ancash, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loja, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loja, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The Bay-headed Brush-Finch is overall gray with dusky sides of the head and a rufous crown. The throat is white with a black malar stripe and white spots on the forehead. It forages in Andean scrub, dwarf forest and the understory of forest edges. It does not have a white wing speculum. It is similar to the White-winged Brush-Finch but is distinguished by a rich rufous crown, a larger size, and lack of white wing speculum. It never shows white speckling on the head.

Status: The Bay-crowned Brush-Finch is uncommon to rare in montane scrub of the west slope of the northern Andes at elevations ranging between 1150- 2800 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Matorralero de Corona Bayo.

Sub-species: Bay-crowned Brush-Finch (Atlapetes seebohmi simonsi ),(Sharpe), 1900.   C & E Loja, in S Ecuador.
(A. s. seebohmi), (Taczanowski), 1883.  Pacific slope of Andes in NW Peru (S to Ancash).

Meaning of Name: Atlapetes: Gr. myth. Atlas, a Titan king who was changed into a mountain and petes= flier, to fly. seebohmi: In honor of Henry Seebohm (1832-1895) British businessman, ornithologist, zoologist, and traveler.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.