French: Conirostre bicolore German: Zweifarben-Spitzschnabel Spanish: Conirrostro bicolor
Cayenne, French Guiana.
See C. margaritae. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. bicolor
(Vieillot, 1809) – Colombia from SW of Cartagena (Fuerte I) E along coast, including Margarita I and Trinidad, locally to N & E Brazil (Amapá, and mouth of R Amazon, E then S very locally to São Paulo); also locally along R Branco (NC Brazil).
C. b. minus
(Hellmayr, 1935) – R Napo in NE Ecuador#R and both banks of R Amazon in NE Peru, SE Colombia and Brazil E to vicinity of R Madeira and R Tapajós, and probably (records spotty) to near mouth of R Amazon.
11·4 cm; 10·5–11 g. Small dull, bluish-grey conebill with thin bill. Male nominate race has crown, nape and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, dull... read more
Infrequently heard song in coastal Venezuela a high-pitched, squeaky and somewhat buzzy “... read more
Found in two distinct habitats: first, on N coast, occurs locally in mangroves (red, black, white,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known; small arthropods taken. Occurs in pairs and family parties; usually not with mixed-species flocks, although occasionally... read more
Season Feb–May in N Colombia (La Guajira). in N of range, nest a small, compact, deep cup of grass mixed with feathers, placed 0... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common locally in coastal N portion of range; uncommon and very local in Amazonia, and only recently (Mar 2014) discovered in NE Ecuador,... read more
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