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Photo by Stanley Jones
Yunguilla Reserve, Santa Isabel, Azuay Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Atlapetes pallidiceps


16 cm

  • Light brownish-grey upperparts
  • Darker back and wings
  • White head
  • Buff stripes behind eye and on crown sides
  • White underparts
  • Long bill, slightly pointed
Photo by Stanley Jones
Yunguilla Reserve, Santa Isabel, Azuay Province, Ecuador, November 2014

Similar Species

Similar to White-headed Brush-Finch.


South America: found only in Arid Andes of south-western Ecuador (Azuay).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Andean mountain scrub, middle montane cloud forest. Observed at 1650-2,000 m.



Their diet consists of insects, with the addition of seeds, fruit and berries.


They build the nest in bushes or bamboo thickets. Incubation lasts 14-15 days. It is a victim of nest parasitism by the Shiny Cowbird.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  3. ArKive
  4. BF Member observations

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