Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)  
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 Mocoa a Sibundoy, Putumayo, Colombia  

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  

Common Perija {endemic}. Formerly considered conspecific with [Yellow-breasted Brushfinch], but has black forehead and vocal differences. Found from 1800m to 2800m.

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  

Fumidus (Perija) race.

Ochre-breasted Brushfinch
Ochre-breasted Brushfinch (Atlapetes semirufus)
La Pastora, Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela  
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