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This newly described species is listed as Critically Endangered because there are no known populations and the last record is from 1971; consequently if it does remain extant it is assumed that any population must be tiny.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html.
An overall grey brush-finch. Slate grey on the back and uppertail coverts; darker sooty-grey flight feathers and a black face mask from just in front of the eye to the back of the ear coverts. Has a bright rufous forehead, crown and nape. Pale below. Dark, fine, indistinct moustachial stripe. Shows a small white wing panel at the base of its central primaries. Juveniles lack the wing panel and show overall browner tones. Similar spp. It is slightly paler on the back than sympatric congeners. Differs from A. latinuchus in its brighter rufous crown, smaller wing panel, greyer (rather than blacker) back and grey rather than yellow plumage below. Differs from A. schistaceus in its larger and less pointed bill, brighter more extensive rufous crown, smaller wing panel, paler underside and lack of a bold moustachial or stong demarcation between the throat and breast.
Donegan, T. M. 2007. A new species of brush finch (Emberizidae: Atlapetes) from the northern Central Andes of Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists" Club 127(4): 255-268.
Donegan, T. M.; Avendano, J. E.; Briceno, E. R.; Hertas, B. 2007. Range extensions, taxonomic and ecological notes from Serrania de los Yariguies, Colombia's new national park. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 127(3): 172-213.
Donegan, T. M.; Avendao-C, J. E.; Huertas, B; Flórez, P. 2009. Avifauna de San Pedro de los Milagros, Antioquia: una comparación entre colecciones antiguas y evaluaciones rpidas. Boletín Cientifico del Centro de Museos, Museo de Historia Natural (Caldas) 13(1): 63-72.
Text account compilers
Bird, J., Sharpe, C J & Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Atlapetes blancae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2014.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Critically Endangered|
|Family||Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)|
|Species name author||Donegan, 2007|
|Population size||1-49 mature individuals|
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