White-browed Hemispingus Kleinothraupis auricularis
(aka Black-capped Hemispingus Hemispingus atropileus or Hemispingus auricularis)
White-browed Hemispingus, Cresta de San Lorenzo, Amazonas, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Cresta de San Lorenzo, Amazonas, Peru
October 2018

Some authorities treat this species as conspecific with Black-capped Hemispingus and continue to include it in the genus Hemispingus. Birdlife International treats it as a species and includes it in the genus Kleinothraupis along with 4 other species based on molecular data.

On this basis White-browed Hemispingus is endemic to Peru where it is distributed on the eastern slope of the Andes. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest and at forest borders at between 2,600 and 3,700 metres.

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