French: Geai à collier German: Schwarzbandhäher Spanish: Chara collareja
G. R. Gray
no locality = Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. meridana
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876) – NW Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida and NW Táchira).
C. a. armillata
(G. R. Gray, 1846) – E Andes of SW Venezuela and Colombia (Táchira S along R Chiquito to Cundinamarca).
30–32 cm; c. 100 g. Slender and long-tailed jay that can appear all blackish in poor light. Nominate race has forehead, lores and sides of head black, forming a broad... read more
Large vocal repertoire consisting of variety of short and often musical notes, including ‘... read more
Humid, mossy cloudforest, at 1600–3200 m; frequent at forest edges.
Food and feeding
Poorly documented. Forages in pairs or small flocks in subcanopy and canopy, along branches with epiphytes, hopping along and pausing to... read more
No information on nest and eggs. Seems to occur around Sept/Oct in E Andes of Colombia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Poorly known. Quite numerous in W Venezuela, but easily overlooked unless it is vocalizing; considered uncommon, even rare, in E... read more
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