French: Conirostre coiffé German: Kappenspitzschnabel Spanish: Conirrostro coronado
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. cyanonotum
Todd, 1932 – N Venezuela (coastal cordillera of Aragua, Vargas and Distrito Federal).
C. a. albifrons
Lafresnaye, 1842 – White-capped Conebill – W Venezuela (Andes of S Táchira) and W slope of E Andes of Colombia (S to latitude of Bogotá).
C. a. centralandium
Meyer de Schauensee, 1946 – C Andes of Colombia (Antioquia S to W Huila, and on E slope in Nariño).
C. a. atrocyaneum
Lafresnaye, 1848 – Blue-capped Conebill – W Andes of Colombia (Antioquia S on W slope to Nariño) S through Ecuador to N Peru (Piura and Cajamarca).
C. a. sordidum
Berlepsch, 1901 – Andes of C Peru (from Junín) S to N Bolivia (La Paz).
C. a. lugens
Berlepsch, 1901 – Andes of Bolivia (Cochabamba and Santa Cruz).
13–13·5 cm; 11·7–21·5 g (Colombia). Medium-sized conebill with thin, sharp bill and tail-wagging habit. Male nominate race has crown... read more
Infrequently heard song, mainly at dawn, a high-pitched and penetrating “itsu-tseeu, tsu-... read more
High humid and wet montane forest, especially at forest borders; also older disturbed vegetation,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly (possibly entirely) insects. Forages singly or, more often, in pairs or small groups, and as a rule is seen with mixed-species... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Mar–Sept in Andes of Colombia. No further information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common over much of range. Occurs in numerous protected areas, among them El Avila, Henri Pittier, Guaramacal, Sierra Nevada and Tam... read more
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