White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Polytypic: 8 subspecies
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It breeds from March to June. The nest is a bulky cup of straws, grass blades, and weed stems, lined with fine fibers; is placed at 0.3 - 2 m up in tangle of vegetation, pasture grasses, coffee shrub, or dense hedge. It puts 2 - 3 eggs, white or pale blue, immaculate or with few brown specks. In a study on Oaxaca have been reported 2 chickens of nine days old covered with white down.

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