|Slaty Brush-finch Atlapetes schistaceus
Colombian name: Gorrión-montés Pizarra
del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia
The Slaty Brush-finch is distributed in the Andes from western Venezuela through Colombia to eastern Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
found in shrubby forest borders, Polylepsis and elfin forest up to the tree-line and mainly between
2,500 and 3,800 metres.
It has a chestnut crown, a white moustachial stripe bordered black and a whitish spot on the lores. Some sub-species such as the nominate form shown here have a white wing speculum.
The song usually contains phrases of chewy-chewy or t'chew t'chew.
|If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.|