French: Bécarde barrée German: Wellenbekarde Spanish: Anambé barrado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. v. costaricensis
Bangs, 1908 – Costa Rica and W Panama (Chiriquí).
P. v. versicolor
(Hartlaub, 1843) – Sierra de Perijá, and Andes from SW Venezuela (S from SE Lara) and Colombia (S of Valle in W Andes, S from Norte de Santander in C range, and from SE Santander and NE Boyacá S on both slopes of E cordillera) S to C & SE Ecuador (S on W slope to Chimborazo and on E slope to Zamora-Chinchipe).
P. v. meridionalis
Carriker, 1934 – SE Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru (N Amazonas S to N Puno, including extension on Pacific slope in SW Cajamarca) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
11·5–13 cm; 14–17 g. Male nominate race has crown, nape and back mostly glossy black, sometimes more olivaceous, rump and uppertail-coverts slate-grey; lores... read more
Typical call a soft, high-pitched “weet weet weet”, given incessantly, a soft “tu-duu” whistle, or... read more
Canopy or borders of humid and wet montane forest, and edges of lighter mature secondary woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, also small fruits such as Trema and Urera. Singly, in pairs, or in small family groups following breeding... read more
Apr–Jun in Costa Rica; birds collected in breeding condition in Jun (Antioquia) and nestlings in May and Oct (W Andes above Cali) in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in Rancho Naturalista and Tapantí National Park, in Costa Rica, Sierra Nevada National Park, in Venezuela,... read more
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