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Nephelornis oneilli


  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Capparella, Angelo P., and Christopher C. Witt


© C. C. Witt

A small, brown tanager that was unknown to science until 1973 (Lowery and Tallman 1976). The Pardusco is restricted to a narrow band of wet elfin forest associated with the treeline ecotone in the high Andes of central Peru.  

Recommended Citation

Capparella, Angelo P., and Christopher C. Witt. 2009. Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Elfin forest
  • Foraging Strata:Understory
  • Foraging Behavior:Glean
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Mixed Flocks
  • Mating System:Unknown
  • Nest Form:Undescribed
  • Clutch: -
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern