French: Chlorospin à gorge grise German: Graukehl-Grünammer Spanish: Clorospingo gorjigrís
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. olivaceiceps
Underwood, 1898 – Olive-crowned Bush-tanager – mountains in Costa Rica (mainly E slope in Central Valley and R Reventazón) and W Panama (Bocas del Toro E to Veraguas).
C. c. canigularis
(Lafresnaye, 1848) – Ashy-throated Bush-tanager – S end of Venezuelan Andes (Táchira) and on W slope of E Andes in Colombia (S to vicinity of Bogotá).
C. c. conspicillatus
Todd, 1922 – both slopes of W Andes (from Antioquia S to Cauca) and both slopes of C Andes (from Caldas S to Huila) of Colombia.
C. c. paulus
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – W slope of Andes from Ecuador (Chimborazo) S to NW Peru (Tumbes).
C. c. signatus
Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885 – E slope from Ecuador (from Napo) S to Peru (Cajamarca, and spottily S to Cuzco).
13–14 cm; 14·5–21 g. Grey-headed bush-tanager with bill more slender than that of congeners. Nominate race has crown and side of head grey, ear-coverts slightly darker;... read more
Song in Peru (race signatus) a high “seet” accelerated into rapid chittery trill,... read more
Canopy of tall, wet and mossy forest, vines in upper levels of forest, along edges and in mature... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known. Fruits recorded; in Costa Rica reported as eating berries from melastomes, Rubiaceae, Hedyosmum, etc. Forages... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Mar–May and Sept in Colombian Andes. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; perhaps somewhat local in Andes. Although it is not currently at risk, the middle-Andean elevations favoured by this... read more
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