French: Geai à collier German: Schwarzbandhäher Spanish: Chara collareja
G. R. Gray
no locality = Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. meridana
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876) – NW Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida and NW Táchira).
C. a. armillata
(G. R. Gray, 1846) – E Andes of SW Venezuela and Colombia (Táchira S along R Chiquito to Cundinamarca).
30–34 cm; 190–210 g. Nominate race has forehead, lores and sides of head black, forming a broad mask, crown and nape dull violaceous blue; throat and contiguous... read more
Large vocal repertoire consisting of variety of short and often musical notes, e.g. a rising,... read more
Humid, mossy cloudforest, at 1600–3250 m; frequent at forest edges.
Food and feeding
Poorly documented. Forages in small flocks in subcanopy and canopy, along branches with epiphytes, hopping along and pausing to peer... read more
No information. Seems to occur between Jun and Oct in Colombia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known. Quite numerous in W Venezuela; considered uncommon, even rare, in Colombia, and exceptionally rare in Ecuador. Can be rare even in... read more
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