Common name: Yariguies Brush Finch
Scientific name: Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum
A brightly coloured bird was discovered on a remote mountain range in South America. The Yariguies Brush Finch has striking black, yellow and red plumage, and represents a new avian species. The bird, which has the Latin name Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum, differs from its closest relatives by having a black back and no white markings on its wings. The feathers of the breast, abdomen, and throat are yellow; those of the coverts, primaries, secondaries, scapulars, auriculars, lores, and tail are black; the crown feathers are russet. Its habitat is the remote cloud rainforest in the northern Colombia. The bird has been discovered in the remote Yariguies mountains in an expedition co-led by Thomas Donegan of Fundación ProAves and Blanca Huertas, a curator at the Natural History Museum in London. The bird is named after the Yariguies indigenous tribe who give their name to the mountain range where the bird was found.
Species: A. latinuchus
Subspecies: A. l. yariguierum
Category: Bird Description