|Santa Marta Brush-finch Atlapetes melanocephalus
Colombian name: Gorrión-montés de Santa Marta
Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
The Santa Marta Brush-finch is one of the more easily seen Santa Marta endemics. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
It is found between 1,000 and 3,000 metres at forest borders and secondary growth but never in the interior of mature forest.
distinctive feature is the pale-cheeked effect coming from the greyish ear-coverts. Note the ring
on the leg of the bird in photo 1 which was taken at the El Dorado Lodge.
The song has lots of buzzy notes.
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