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Rufous-capped Thornbill Chalcostigma ruficeps

Described by: Gould (1846)
Alternate common name(s): Rufous-capped Metaltail
Old scientific name(s): Metallura ruficeps, Selatopogon ruficeps


Tapichalaca, Ecuador - Feb 13, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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Andes of cw. South America;
Two populations;
Se. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. and wc. Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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