Short-billed Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus parvirostris)

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

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

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

short-billed_chlorospingus
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

short-billed_chlorospingus
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The Short-billed Chlorospingus (or Yellow-whiskered Chlorospingus) has yellow-olive upperparts, tail, and head. It has broad and bright yellow whiskers. The center of the throat and rest of the underparts are gray. It has a pale iris. It forages in pair or small groups along with mixed species flocks in the canopy and subcanopy of humid montane forest on the east slope of the Andes. It is similar to the Yellow-throated Chlorospingus but is distinguished by having yellow whiskers, a gray center of the throat, and pale iris.

Status: The Short-billed Chlorospingus is fairly common but local in the canopy and sub-canopy of montane forests on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-2700 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Chlorospingo de Pico Corto.

Sub-species: Short-billed Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus parvirostris huallagae), Carriker, 1933.  E slope of E Andes from Colombia (Cundinamarca and Meta) S through Ecuador to NW Peru (La Libertad).
(C. p. medianus), J. T. Zimmer, 1947.  E slope of Andes in C Peru (Junín and Urubamba regions).
(C. p. parvirostris), Chapman, 1901.  E slope of Andes in SE Peru and adjacent Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Chlorospingus: Gr. khlōros=  green andspingos a form of spinos; probably identical to a spiza finch. parvirostris: L. parvus small; -rostris -billed < rostrum beak.

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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.