Order: Passeriformes | Family: Passerellidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digitatlly adapted photo
Status: Endemic. The Vilcabamba Brush-Finch is poorly known in its very restricted range in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2500-3500 m.
Name in Spanish: Matorralero de Vilcabamba.
Sub-species: Vilcabamba Brush-Finch (Atlapetes terborghi), Remsen, 1993.
Meaning of Name: Atlapetes: Gr. myth. Atlas, a Titan king who was changed into a mountain and petes= flier, to fly. terborghi: In honor of Dr. John Whittle Terborgh (b. 1936) US zoologist, environmentalist.
Voice: There is no known recording for this species.
- 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.