Black-eared hemispingus

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Black-eared hemispingus
Hemispingus melanotis.jpg
In Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Hemispingus
Species: H. melanotis
Binomial name
Hemispingus melanotis
(Sclater, 1855)

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

It is found in humid highland forest in the Andes of far western Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to Bolivia. It includes several distinctive subspecies, and two of these are sometimes considered as separate species: The western hemispingus (H. ochraceus) of the west Andean slope in southwestern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, and the Piura hemispingus (H. piurae) of the west Andean slope in southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru.

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