Pardusco Nephelornis oneilli

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Capparella, Angelo P. and Christopher C. Witt
  • © Glenn Bartley

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.

Audio needed
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

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:

DOI: 10.2173/nb.pardus2.01