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The brown inca is about 12 cm long, weighs approximately 6.7 g, and has a long straight black bill (3.2 cm). It is dark bronzy above with dull brown underparts and an inconspicuous amethyst throat patch. There is a small white postocular spot and a white patch on either side of the neck. Male and female are similar
Found in forests between 1000 and 2800 m along the Pacific slope of the Andes from western Colombia to southern Ecuador.
The scientific name commemorates the American naturalist Thomas Bellerby Wilson. Also known as King's Musketeer or Wilson's Inca