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Parodi's Hemispingus - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Peter R. Bono
East side of Abra Malaga at about 3350m, Peru
Kleinothraupis parodii

Hemispingus parodii


14cm. A fairly large hemispingus similar in appearance to Citrine Warbler.

  • Dusky olive head with yellowish, long narrow supercilium
  • Dusky olive upperparts and tail
  • Bright yellow chin and throat, dull yellow flanks and side, brighter yellow central breast and belly
  • Grey bill, upper mandible often duskier
  • Pale grey legs

Sexes similar, immature undescribed.

Similar species

Citrine Warbler has a yellowish (not dusky olive) crown, pinkish-flesh (not grey) legs and an all black bill (not two-toned).


Locally in the eastern Vilcabamba and Vilcanota Cordilleras in southern Peru.
A locally fairly common restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
This species has been placed in genus Hemispingus in the past.


Moist montanes in Chusquea bamboo and trees heavily coated with epiphytes.
Occurs from 2750 to 3500m, at or near the tree-line.


Feeds on arthropods.
Usually seen in groups of 3 to 9 birds, often associated with Citrine Warbler and other passerines.
Forages low in bamboo and leafy understorey.
Breeding season probably from July. No other information.
Probably a resident species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2011. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553781

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