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Alternative name: Rufous-naped Brush-Finch

Atlapetes rufinucha
Photo by lior kislev
Manu, Peru, January 2010


Brownish upperparts, yellowish-green underparts, and a rufous mohawk crest from the front through the crown and down upper nape.

Similar Species

Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch and Gray-eared Brush-Finch


Found in Bolivia and extreme southern Peru.


Previously considered conspecific with the Yellow-breasted Brush Finch (A. latinuchus) under the name Rufous-naped Brush-Finch.


  • A. r. rufinucha:
  • Subtropical Andes of western Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)
  • A. r. carrikeri :
  • Andes of eastern Bolivia (Santa Cruz)


Cloud Forest and other montane woodlands including second growth, especially at borders. May even utilize open areas sometimes.


Should occur part of the time as part of mixed species flocks.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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