Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Road, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Machu Picchu, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Chapare, Bolivia
Status: The Rufous-capped Thornbill is uncommon in humid montane forests and scrub on the east slope and the northern humid portion of the west slope of the Andes, generally at elevations ranging between 1800-2800 m. It also occurs in Ec and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Pico-Espina de Gorro Rufo.
Sub-species: Rufous-capped Thornbill (Chalcostigma ruficeps), Gould, 1846.
Meaning of Name: Chalcostigma: Gr. Khalkos= bronze, copper and stigma, stigmatos= mark, to tattoo. ruficeps: L. rufus= red, ruddy and ceps, capitis, caput= headed, head.
- 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 08/01/2015.