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  
   
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Moustached Brushfinch
Moustached Brushfinch (Atlapetes albofrenatus)
Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Colombia  
   
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The Venezuelan race with more white was split off as the [Merida Brushfinch], making this a Colombian endemic species.

Antioquia Brushfinch
Antioquia Brushfinch (Atlapetes blancae)
San Pedro de los Milagros, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
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Believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 2019 near San Pedro de Los Milagros, its historical location. Similar to [Slaty Brushfinch] but less grey and more white, and without a black mark under the malar stripe. Vocally more similar to a [Yellow-breasted Brushfinch], also present in its range.

Choco Brushfinch
Choco Brushfinch (Atlapetes crassus)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
   
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Split from [Tricolored Brushfinch]. Moves in small groups.

Yellow-headed Brushfinch
Yellow-headed Brushfinch (Atlapetes flaviceps)
Juntas, Tolima, Colombia  
   
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Dusky-headed Brushfinch
Dusky-headed Brushfinch (Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus)
San Augustin, Huila, Colombia  
   
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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  
   
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White-rimmed Brushfinch
White-rimmed Brushfinch (Atlapetes leucopis)
via Mocoa a Sibundoy, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
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Easy to recognize at 2000-3000m. Associated with terrain after landslides (HBW).

Santa Marta Brushfinch
Santa Marta Brushfinch (Atlapetes melanocephalus)
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
   
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The most common Santa Marta endemic species.

Black-fronted Brushfinch
Black-fronted Brushfinch (Atlapetes nigrifrons)
Perijá Mountains, Manaure, Cesar, Colombia  
   
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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.
   
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A giant brushfinch found in or near the paramo (3000m and up).
Resting.

Slaty Brushfinch
Slaty Brushfinch (Atlapetes schistaceus schistaceus)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Fumidus (Perija) race.

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