Black-capped hemispingus

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Black-capped hemispingus
Black-capped Hemispingus - Hemispingus atropileus 1 - Ventanas Peak above Jardin, W Andes (15931895950).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Hemispingus
Species: H. atropileus
Binomial name
Hemispingus atropileus
(Lafresnaye, 1842)

The black-capped hemispingus (Hemispingus atropileus) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family.

It is found in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The Peruvian form is sometimes treated as a separate species, the white-browed hemispingus (H. auricularis).


The species has a yellow breast and underparts, while its back and tail are green.[2]


They feed on Chusquea bamboo species.[2]