French: Grive à bec noir German: Graukehl-Musendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito piquinegro
Volcán de Cartago, Costa Rica.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. g. gracilirostris
Salvin, 1865 – Costa Rica.
C. g. accentor
Bangs, 1902 – W Panama (W Chiriquí).
C. g. bensoni
Griscom, 1924 – E Chiriquí, in W Panama.
14·5–16 cm; 21 g. Small thrush. Nominate race has dull grey crown, warm brown upperparts, mid-grey face and pale grey chin and throat; olive-brown to pale brown... read more
Song resembles that of C. frantzii, but thinner, higher and inferior, a series of varied... read more
Undergrowth of cold, wet highland oak forest, forest borders, second growth, park-like highland... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders and other invertebrates; also many berries. Forages on ground or on large horizontal or inclined branches, probing tufts... read more
Mar–Jun in Costa Rica. Nest a bulky cup of green moss and rootlets, with finely woven lining of grass stems and fine rootlets, placed... read more
Mainly sedentary. In Panama a few wander lower, to 1500 m, in W Chiriquí, although unclear whether... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. In Costa Rica, common to abundant in forest (abundance increasing above... read more
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