Pale Headed Brush Finch

A pale-headed brush-finch (Altapetes pallidiceps)., one of the most endangered birds in the world.

The pale-headed brush-finch (Altapetes pallidiceps) disappeared for 30 years. But intensive surveys in 1998 turned up a few breeding pairs in southern Ecuador’s Yunguilla Valley, initiating a race to save those that remained. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in collaboration with Fundación Jocotoco, an Ecuadorian conservation organization, worked to establish the Yunguilla Reserve to protect the brush-finch’s habitat – which totals just half a square mile in size (one square kilometer).



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