Antioquia Brush-finch Atlapetes blancae

Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: Donegan, 2007

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This recently described species is listed as Critically Endangered. It had been known only from three museum specimens collected in 1971, until it was rediscovered in January 2018 in the Colombian Andes. The remaining population is thought to be extremely small.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Vertebrados de la Universidad de Antioquia

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 320 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Atlapetes blancae. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.