Order: Passeriformes | Family: Passerellidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Barro Negro, Amazonas
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huembo, Amazonas
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Sangal, Cajamarca
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chinguela, Cajamarca
Status: The Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch is fairly common in the understory, montane scrub, and shrubbery of montane forests of the east and west slopes of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1850-3200 m. It occurs on the west and east side of the Marañon River. The Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch also occurs in Co and Ec.
Name in Spanish: Matorralero de Pecho Amarillo.
Sub-species: Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch (Atlapetes latinuchus comptus) (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1879. SW Ecuador (from Cañar S to W Loja) and adjacent NW Peru (Piura).
(A. l. latinuchus) (Du Bus de Gisignies), 1855. SE Ecuador (from E Azuay and E Loja) S to N Peru (Amazonas).
(A. l. chugurensis) Chapman, 1927. Pacific slope of Cajamarca, in NW Peru.
(A. l. baroni), (Salvin), 1895. upper Marañón Valley in Cajamarca and La Libertad, in N Peru.
Meaning of Name: Atlapetes: Gr. myth. Atlas, a Titan king who was changed into a mountain and petes= flier, to fly. latinuchus: L. latus= broad and nuchus= nape.
- 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.