Pale-headed Brush Finch

A visit to the Jocotoco bird reserve

July 2nd, 2013

This beautiful little oasis with open, bushy slopes, large, old trees covered with bromeliads and a small creek is home to many beautiful birds.This small piece of land only came to the attention of biologists in 1998 when the then believed to be extinct Pale-headed Brushfinch (Atlapetes pallidiceps) was rediscovered. During a visit on an early morning in March we had the good fortune to be able to observe a German biologist and her colleague. Birds are caught in special nets to take blood, to weigh and mark them with a ring. The population growths is closely monitored to ensure […]