French: Troglodyte bicolore German: Brauenzaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero currucuchú
#R, savannas of Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
C. g. albicilius
(Bonaparte, 1854) – N Colombia and NW Venezuela (Macaraibo Basin, Falcón, Lara, W Trujillo). Recently recorded in E Panama#R.
C. g. bicolor
(Pelzeln, 1875) – upper Magdalena Valley and W slope of E Andes in Santander and Boyacá (Colombia).
C. g. minor
(Cabanis, 1851) – lowlands of N Venezuela (Cojedes and Apure E to Sucre and Monagas, S to N Bolívar) and E Colombia (Meta).
C. g. pallidus
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1947 – N Amazonas, in Venezuela.
C. g. griseus
(Swainson, 1838) – E Venezuela (NW Amazonas, NW & SE Bolívar), W & SW Guyana and extreme N Brazil (NE Roraima).
21–22 cm; 37–46·5 g. Nominate race has off-white supercilium contrasting with dark brown eyestripe; crown and nape dark chocolate-brown, back paler... read more
Song a series of multiple loud gurgling notes, 2–5 per phrase, with harsh grating undertone,... read more
Scattered bushland, of varied nature. In Colombia, race bicolor occurs in arid thorn-scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly invertebrates; significant amounts of vegetable matter also taken, including berries, and reported as destructive to fruit such as... read more
Jan–Mar and May–Aug in Venezuela. Co-operative breeder, although extent to which this occurs highly variable, in some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequently common or abundant. Able to tolerate substantial modification of habitat, provided that sufficient bushes remain; for example, can co-... read more
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