French: Tangara à tête noire German: Schwarzkopf-Finkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo cabecinegro
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Andes in W Venezuela (S Táchira), Colombia (W range in Antioquia, C range S to Nariño, and E range in Cundinamarca), Ecuador (E slope in Carchi, Napo and Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Piura, near Piura–Cajamarca border).
14 cm; 12–15·7 g. A small, rather dark hemispingus with thin bill. Has long clay-coloured median crownstripe, head and throat otherwise black (... read more
Song, singly or in duets or trios, a burst 5–15 seconds long of squeaky twittering notes... read more
Dense wet montane forest and mossy elfin woodland at tree-line, ranging out into tree-line shrubs... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; also various small berries, including those of melastomes. Contents of two stomachs were insects, including caterpillars and... read more
Breeding-condition bird and two immatures in Sept in Colombia. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Found in numerous parks and protected sites, but intensive pressure from human colonization could place this... read more
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