The Atlapetes pallidinucha, also known as the Pale-naped Brush-Finch, belongs to the Passerellidae family and is categorized under the Passeriformes order. According to the IUCN, this species has been labeled as a species of Least Concern.
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The Pale-naped Brush-Finch measures about 18 centimeters or 7 inches in length. This bird has grey-colored upperparts and tail. Its forehead is wide and displays a yellow-orange hue that gradually fades to a pale shade towards the crown and nape. The sides of its head, on the other hand, are black in color.
The Pale-naped Brush-Finch has a distinct coloration in its throat – starting off yellow and gradually turning gray towards the belly. It can be found looking for food in the thick understory of interior montane forests, as well as along the edges of forests where bamboo thickets are present. It closely resembles the Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch (comptus), but differs in appearance due to its narrow and pale crown and nape.
The Pale-naped Brush-Finch is a bird species that can be easily spotted in the mountainous forests on the eastern slopes of the Andes. However, they are only found in the areas located on the north and west side of the Marañon River. These birds tend to inhabit the elevations between 2500-3200 meters. Apart from this region, they can also be seen in Co and Ec.