French: Piézorhin cendré German: Dickschnabel-Grautangare Spanish: Yal cinéreo
Galapagos Islands; error = coastal north-west Peru
NW Peru from Tumbes S to La Libertad.
16·5 cm. Distinctive, relatively large and thickset emberizid with peculiar large and thick, rounded-looking bill with strongly rounded culmen. Has head mostly pale grey,... read more
Song a jerky series of rich, short squeaky phrases. Calls include “teep” and “tee-too”, as well as... read more
Occupies open, arid, sandy habitats with short shrubs and small and scattered trees; present up to... read more
Food and feeding
Seen to forage on the ground in singles and pairs. No other information.
Eggs reported in May–Jun, the transitional period between rainy and dry seasons. Nest a well-built cup of yellowish plant fibres, secured... read more
Generally sedentary. One record of vagrant in extreme S Ecuador (S Loja).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Common within its small range and limited habitat. Not well known; apparently no immediate... read more
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