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Photo by Robert Scanlon
Location: Southwest Colombia
Atlapetes tricolor

Includes: Choco Brush Finch



Central Peru, Ecuador and western Colombia.



Two subspecies recognized[1]:

  • A. t. crassus in the Andes of western Colombia and Ecuador (Pichincha and El Oro)
  • A. t. tricolor in the Andes of central Peru (La Libertad and Junín)

crassus is sometimes recognized as full species Choco Brush Finch.


Moist montanes.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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