French: Tohi ligné German: Dickichtammer Spanish: Cerquero negrilistado
Brazil; error = Colombia.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. richmondi
Ridgway, 1898 – tropical zone from E Honduras S to W Panama.
A. c. viridicatus
Wetmore, 1957 – Coiba I, off Veraguas, in S Panama.
A. c. striaticeps
(Lafresnaye, 1853) – C & E Panama (both slopes) and Pacific slope of Colombia S to W Ecuador.
A. c. conirostris
(Bonaparte, 1850) – Caribbean coast of Colombia from Bolívar (upper Sinú Valley) E to foothills of Santa Marta Mts, S in Magdalena Valley (except uppermost parts), also E slopes of E Andes in Arauca and Boyacá; also N & W Venezuela (Falcón and Lara E to Sucre, S to SW Táchira, Apure, Guárico and N Bolívar) and extreme N Brazil (R Branco region).
A. c. inexpectatus
Chapman, 1914 – arid tropical and subtropical zones of upper Magdalena Valley, in Colombia.
A. c. umbrinus
Todd, 1923 – E Colombia (Norte de Santader) and W Venezuela (S & W of L Maracaibo).
A. c. pastazae
Krabbe & Stejskal, 2008 – E Ecuador (R Pastaza, in Pastaza–Morona-Santiago border).
16·5 cm; 26–42 g. Boldly striped head and plain back. Nominate race has head grey, with broad black lateral crownstripe, narrow black eyestripe; upperparts, including wings... read more
Song a series of whining notes with rising or downward inflection, preceded by clear, thin... read more
Low thickets, weedy fields, young second growth, shaded gardens and humid woodland edges; sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of insects, especially grasshoppers and other orthopterans, also seeds, and fruits (e.g. berries from Miconia trees);... read more
Season Jan–Oct, but most nesting activity in Apr–Jul, e.g. Apr–May (sometimes to Dec) in Colombia; perhaps sometimes double-brooded. Nest... read more
Sedentary; a few may move upslope to breed.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in appropriate habitat in most of range. Often difficult to detect; possibly more numerous than may appear. Newly described... read more
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