French: Tohi d’Abeillé German: Kapuzenbuschammer Spanish: Cerquero coroninegro
SW Ecuador (from Manabí) S on Pacific slope to NW Peru (S to Cajamarca).
15 cm; male mean 26 g, female mean 25·8 g. A stocky, long-billed and short-tailed sparrow. Adult has head down to malar area black, except for bold white supercilium from... read more
Song a variable series of high thin whistles and trills, “tsew tsew tsitetetetetete”. Call a dry... read more
Undergrowth of deciduous forest and dry woodland, also second growth and dry scrub; 0–1600 m, but... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages on ground; usually scratches in leaf litter under cover of understorey. Singly and in pairs.
Singing increases during rainy season, implying that breeding takes place then, Jan–May. Dependent fledglings and juveniles observed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Fairly common within its rather small range, where known from Machalilla... read more
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