|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.
separate species, Chocó Brush Finch is distributed in the Andes of Colombia and western Ecuador
while Tricoloured Brush Finch is distributed in the Andes of central Peru. See the distribution map
at NatureServe which covers both these species.
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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