Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae (Buntings, New World Sparrows and allies)  
Genus: Atlapetes (13 species, 31 worldwide)


White-naped Brushfinch
White-naped Brushfinch (Atlapetes albinucha gutturalis)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   

Moustached Brushfinch
Moustached Brushfinch (Atlapetes albofrenatus) ENDEMIC
Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Colombia  
   

The Venezuelan race with more white was split off as the Merida Brushfinch, making this a Colombian endemic species.

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Antioquia Brushfinch (Atlapetes blancae) Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
   


Almost certainly extinct.

Choco Brushfinch
Choco Brushfinch (Atlapetes crassus)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
   

Split from Tricolored Brushfinch. Moves in small groups.

Yellow-headed Brushfinch
Yellow-headed Brushfinch (Atlapetes flaviceps) Endangered ENDEMIC
Juntas, Tolima, Colombia  
   

Dusky-headed Brushfinch
Dusky-headed Brushfinch (Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
San Augustin, Huila, Colombia  
   

A Colombian endemic seen outside the forest in secondary growth.

Yellow-breasted Brushfinch
Yellow-breasted Brushfinch (Atlapetes latinuchus elaeoprorus)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

White-rimmed Brushfinch
White-rimmed Brushfinch (Atlapetes leucopis)
Via Sibundoy - Mocoa , Putumayo, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

Easy to recognize at 2000-3000m. Associated with terrain after landslides (HBW).

Santa Marta Brushfinch
Santa Marta Brushfinch (Atlapetes melanocephalus) ENDEMIC
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
   

The most common Santa Marta endemic species.

Black-fronted Brushfinch
Black-fronted Brushfinch (Atlapetes nigrifrons) Near Threatened
Perijá Mountains, Manaure, Cesar, Colombia  
   

Formerly considered conspecific with Yellow-breasted Brushfinch, but has black forehead and check if you are in the Perija Mountains.

Pale-naped Brushfinch
Pale-naped Brushfinch (Atlapetes pallidinucha pallidinucha)
Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia
  Note pale line down back of head.
   

A giant brushfinch found in or near the paramo (3000m and up).

Slaty Brushfinch
Slaty Brushfinch (Atlapetes schistaceus schistaceus)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Ochre-breasted Brushfinch
Ochre-breasted Brushfinch (Atlapetes semirufus)
La Pastora, Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by Fernando Flores     Copyright and usage info


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