Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Bay-crowned Brush-finch (Atlapetes seebohmi) - HBW 16, p. 591

French: Tohi de Seebohm German: Rotscheitel-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes de Seebohm
Other common names: Celica Brush-finch (celicae); Simons’s Brush-finch (simonsi)

Taxonomy: Carenochrous seebohmi Taczanowski, 1883, Cajacay, Cajatambo, Ancash, Peru.
Sometimes thought to form a superspecies with A. schistaceus and A. nationi, and often considered conspecific with one or the other. Race celicae, known from a single specimen, may be an aberrant individual of simonsi. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • celicae Chapman, 1925 - W Loja (region of Celica), in SW Ecuador.
  • simonsi (Sharpe, 1900) - C & E Loja, in S Ecuador.
  • seebohmi (Taczanowski, 1883) - Pacific slope of Andes in NW Peru (S to Ancash).

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