French: Chipiu à col noir German: Schwarzbrust-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita collareja
Santo Domingo; error = Peru
SW Ecuador (SW Manabí, W Guayas, also rarely S Loja and S El Oro), and coastal slope of Peru from Tumbes S to Arequipa.
13·5 cm; one male 16·5 g. A small, compact warbling-finch with relatively short and triangular bill. Male has grey crown, black stripe on sides of crown meeting centrally on... read more
Loud, vigorous whistled song “twik, swick-sweeu”, reminiscent of that of Golden-billed Saltator (... read more
Desert scrub, particularly with dense shrub layer and near water; riparian scrub. Found also in... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds largely on invertebrates. Forages both in low trees and on or near ground in dense vegetation. Generally in pairs; does not associate... read more
In Ecuador, egg dates mid-Feb to mid-May, following onset of rainy season, but song activity during dry season (Jul–Sept); single-brooded,... read more
Appears to move depending on rainfall patterns; in SW Ecuador, numbers increase at start of rainy... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common, abundant on I de la Plata (Ecuador); scarce at S end of range in Peru. No significant threats known.
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