French: Anabate à bec noir German: Schuppenkehl-Baumspäher Spanish: Trepamusgos piquinegro
forest region of Peru between 10° S and 12° S.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. striaticeps
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1875) – E Andes of Colombia (S from Boyacá and W Casanare).
T. m. melanorhynchus
(Tschudi, 1844) – E Andes in Ecuador (S from Sucumbíos) and Peru (S to Puno).
20–21 cm; 39–46 g. Bulky, dark furnariid shaped somewhat like a thrush (Turdidae); the only Thripadectes with scaly throat and virtually unstreaked... read more
Song an accelerating, then decelerating, slightly descending series of c. 10–13 sharp “kyip”... read more
Montane evergreen forest; also second growth, and stunted forest on ridges. At 1000–1700 m.
Food and feeding
Arthropods, possibly also small vertebrates; recorded items include grasshoppers (Acrididae). Usually singly, rarely in mixed-species flock... read more
Eggs in Oct and chicks in Feb and Apr in Ecuador. Presumably monogamous. Nest a pad of leaf stems and sometimes also thin sticks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Race striaticeps known from only one locality, but almost certainly more widespread. Occurs in a number... read more
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