White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Polytypic: 8 subspecies
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It forages on ground, moving in springy hops; poking through litter with bill for food; rarely scratching; gleans in foliage, plunks many berries.

Social and interspecific behavior

It moves in pairs or family groups. At times may accompany Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch (Buarremon bruneinucha). It is boisterous and bounding; constantly posturing erectile, then ducking its head and wagging its long, mobile tail.

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