High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps) is an endangered species of bird in the American sparrow and bunting family, Emberizidae. IT is endemic to Colombia. THe common name is a semi-literal translation of the scientific name, with Atlapetes referring to the brush-finch genus, and flaviceps meaning "yellow-headed". THis species has a yellow to dark olive head. THe throat, chin, malar streak, lores, eye-ring, and ear patch are bright yellow in any case. THe rest of the plumage is yellow with dark olive upperparts, wing and tail. THe variation in the head color is not well explained, but it is likely that the olive-headed individuals are females and/or immature birds.