White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Polytypic: 8 subspecies
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Distinguishing Characteristics

17 cm. 33 g. Black bill. Chestnut iris. Top and sides of head black except white median stripe from mid-crown to hindneck. Rest of upperparts slate-black. Bright yellow on throat, at times also on belly. Grayish-white chest. White belly, grayish-brown flanks and feathers that cover undertail. Legs brown. Males and females are similar. Juveniles have sooty-black head, crown stripe indistinct and tinged with brown; upperparts dull blackish-brown; throat paler and more buffy; chest and flanks buffy-brown, shading to pale, dull buff on belly; below extensively and finely streaked with dusky.

Similar Species

White stripe on crown and nape, black head, blackish back and yellow throat, are distinctive features. Rufous-capped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes pileatus) has reddish crown.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

White-naped Brushfinch (Atlapetes albinucha), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wnbfin1