|Northern Andean Flicker Colaptes cinereicapillus
(aka Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola cinereicapillus)
|Abra Calla Calla, Amazonas, Peru
The Northern Andean Flicker is distributed in the extreme south of Ecuador and in northern Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in boulder-strewn grassy areas in the páramo and upland scrub normally above 3,000 metres and close to the tree-line.
|Most authorities treat it as a sub-species of Andean Flicker C. rupicola but Birdlife International
consider it to be a species on the basis of a buffier face, more closely packed lines on the breast, and on the male - no red on the nape and only a
small patch on the malar stripe. There are also differences in the voice.
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