|Chocó Brush-finch Atlapetes crassus
(aka Dusky Brush-finch, Tricolored Brush-finch Atlapetes tricolor crassus) Colombian name: Gorrión-montés Tricolor
Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
There is no overall agreement between authorities about the taxonomy or naming of this species. Some regard it as a subspecies crassus of Atlapetes tricolor; others give Atlapetes crassus full species rank but differ between Chocó Brush-finch and Dusky Brush-finch for the English name. The HBW and Birdlife International checklist has adopted the names Chocó Brush-finch Atlapetes crassus.
separate species, Chocó Brush Finch is distributed in the western Andes of Colombia and Ecuador.
See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It is found in the lower forest borders on the west slope of the Andes at between 600 and 1,800 metres altitude.
|The song is high pitched and begins with two downslurred notes "tsuwee tsuwee, tsee-tsee, tsi-tsi-tsi"|
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