French: Troglodyte du Mérida German: Méridazaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero de Mérida
Other common names:
Cistothorus platensis meridae
El Loro, 3000 m, Mérida, Venezuela
Venezuelan Andes from S Trujillo (Teta de Niquitao) S to NE Táchira.
10 cm. Has off-white supercilium, broader behind eye, brown-mottled ear-coverts and lores; crown and nape medium brown, streaked darker brown, shoulders and upper back... read more
Male repertoire of 20–25 different songs, repertoire varying individually and geographically... read more
Wet areas of páramo, typically with the hirsute ground plant Espeletia (“... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; no published details on items. Forages low down in vegetation.
Season not recorded. Duetting song type more typical of a monogamous wren than of a routinely polygamous one. No breeding nests described;... read more
Some evidence of local movement, probably altitudinal; seems to vacate some areas in rainy season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Reasonably common in many places; all known sites fall within an area of no more than... read more
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