Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)  
Genus: Atlapetes (13 species, 33 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) ENDEMIC
Colombia  
   
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The Venezuelan race with more white was split off as the Merida Brushfinch, making this a Colombian endemic species.
An individual with a faint moustach.

Antioquia Brushfinch
Antioquia Brushfinch (Atlapetes blancae) Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
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. After its rediscovery, it was found at other locations north of Santa Rosa in the same 'altiplano'.

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) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
Juntas, Tolima, Colombia  
   
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Dusky-headed Brushfinch
Dusky-headed Brushfinch (Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
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) ENDEMIC
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) Near Threatened
Perij√° 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  
   
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Fumidus (Perija) race.

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