French: Conophage à couronne rousse German: Roststirn-Mückenfresser Spanish: Jejenero coronicastaño
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. chocoensis
Chapman, 1915 – W Colombia on W slope of W Andes and in W Chocó (Baudó Mts).
C. c. castaneiceps
P. L. Sclater, 1857 – C & E Andes of Colombia S to C Ecuador.
C. c. chapmani
Carriker, 1933 – E slope of E Andes from S Ecuador S to N Peru (San Martín).
C. c. brunneinucha
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896 – E slope in C Peru (from Huánuco S to Cuzco).
13–14 cm; mean of seven specimens 27·6 g. Male has top of head orange-rufous, crown and nape tinged browner, prominent white postocular tuft; upperparts... read more
Song a series of frog-like, slightly disyllabic notes at 3–4 kHz, pace accelerating and... read more
Upper tropical and lower subtropical rainforest. Inhabits interior of tall, mossy forest, but... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Prey taken from foliage and leaf litter on or near the ground, using short reaches and gleaning.
In Colombia, nest found in Feb in Valle (upper Anchicayá Valley) and birds in breeding condition in Mar–Jun in C Andes. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to uncommon and local, easily overlooked. In N Ecuador, density estimated at 1 pair/ha at appropriate elevations on Mt Sumaco (Napo).... read more
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