Drab Hemispingus (Pseudospingus xanthophthalmus)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Barro Negro, Amazonas

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

brab_hemispingus
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

brab_hemispingus
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Barro Negro, Amazonas


Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The Drab Hemispingus has gray upperparts and lighter gray underparts. The iris is pale.  It forages in the canopy of humid montane forest almost always in the company of mixed species flocks. The Drab Hemispingus ranges only on the south and east side of the Marañon Valleys and does not overlap with the similar Black-headed Hemispingus.

Status: The Drab Hemispingus is common in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2200-3350 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hemispingo Simple.

Sub-species: Drab Hemispingus (Pseudospingus xanthophthalmus), (Taczanowski), 1874.

Meaning of Name: Pseudospingus: Gr. Pseudos= false and spingos= finch. xanthophthalmus: Gr. Xanthos= yellow and ophthalmos= eye.

Formerly known as Hemispingus xanthophthalmus (2018).

See more of the Family Thraupidae   peru aves

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.