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Hemispingus reyi

Gray-capped Hemispingus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae


Hemispingus reyi

Tachira, Venezuela; © Andrés M. Cuervo

Endemic to western Venezuela, which is one of the hotspots for radiation in this genus, the Gray-capped Hemispingus is easily distinguished from sympatric congenerics by its gray crown and lack of any supercilium; the upperparts are otherwise olive and the underparts yellow, in common with many other Hemispingus. The Gray-capped Hemispingus is locally fairly common in montane forest and shrubby borders, and is usually encountered within mixed-species flocks of insectivores, foraging close above the ground. It is mostly found at elevations between 2200 and 3000 m.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Gray-capped Hemispingus (Hemispingus reyi), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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