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6 Atlapetes, I. [[green scribble]] = leucopterus [[margin - green scribble down entire left margin]] [[image]] [[labels]] blackish sooty pure black caramel white gray white grayish mottling or streaking [[/labels]] San Antonio Ca. de Quito Afternoon, August 4, 1959 We came across a small flock (at least 4 or 5) of these birds, in the brush along a small river in the arid temperate zone. Very active and restless birds. As far as I could tell (and I never got too overwhelmingly good a view of the birds), they moved about just like the Chlorospingus at Chiriqui. The most distinctive feature of these birds, if they really were a species of Chlorospingus, was their comparative silence. They gave a lot of "Jut" CN's when just moving about in the bushes, and accelerated bursts of at least 5 or 6 rapid "Jut" CN's when flying between adjacent bushes (three accelerated series were far too slow, however, to be called an "R" of any sort); but all three "Jut"s were relatively soft. When we first came across these birds, they were feeding on the ground and low in some trees (willows) near some [[Chiricols?]] and some individuals of a Conirostrum species. When the whole group
image - labeled sketch of leucopterus
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