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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Thraupidae.


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  • Some endemic birds are the Mérida sunangel (Heliangelus spencei), the grey-capped hemispingus (Hemispingus reyi) and the white-fronted whitestart (Myoborus albifrons), which live in the montane evergreen transitional elfin forest and scrub.

    Venezuelan Andes montane forests

  • In the Yunguilla Valley one might find Atlapetes pallidiceps, or in the Sozoranga and Celica parts of the ecoregions for example Syndactyla ruficollis, Hemispingus piurae, Myrmeciza griseiceps, Saltator nigriceps, and Atlapetes seebohmi.

    Ecuadorian dry forests

  • The most critically endangered species are Atlapetes pallidiceps, Hemispingus piurae and Myrmeciza griseiceps, all related to bamboo thickets in specific parts of the ecoregion’s southwest, but the dry forest harbors a number of other endangered, vulnerable and near-threatened species.

    Ecuadorian dry forests


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