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Subspecies schistaceus
Photo by max1
Tatama National Park, W.Andes, Colombia, February 2016
Atlapetes schistaceus


18 cm (7 in)

  • Grey overall plumage
  • Orangey-red crown to nape


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.


Subspecies taczanowskii
Photo by Stanley Jones
near Cochabamba, Huánuco, Peru, August 2017


There are 5 Subspecies[1]:

  • A. s. schistaceus:
  • A. s. tamae:
  • Andes of eastern Colombia and south-western Venezuela (Táchira)
  • A. s. fumidus:
  • Sierra de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border)
  • A. s. castaneifrons:
Andes of western Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida and eastern Táchira)
  • A. s. taczanowskii:
  • Andes of central Peru (Huánuco and Junín)


Andean cloud forest, observed at heights around 2500m asl



Their diet consists mostly of insects and fruit. They forage on the ground or up to 5 m above ground.


  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. Avibase

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