Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Sphenopsis (3 species, 4 worldwide)

Oleaginous Hemispingus
Oleaginous Hemispingus (Sphenopsis frontalis frontalis)
Machu Picchu, Peru  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A plainly colored species where the male looks like it might be a female. Oleaginous means oily.

Black-eared Hemispingus
Black-eared Hemispingus (Sphenopsis melanotis melanotis)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Western Hemispingus
Western Hemispingus (Sphenopsis ochracea)
Reserva Geobot├ínica Pululahua, Pichincha province, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the Black-eared Hemispingus.

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