French: Rhodospingue ponceau German: Purpurhaubentangare Spanish: Soldadito carmesí
W Ecuador (W Pichincha and Esmeraldas) S along coastal slope and plain to NW Peru (S to Piura and S Lambayeque).
11 cm; average 11·6 g. A small finch with short-tailed appearance, and long and slender bill with rather straight culmen and gonys. Male has blackish head, including nape and... read more
Song a buzzy “tsee-tzztzz” or “chwzzzzz” repeated at intervals of 1·5–2 seconds; can be reminiscent... read more
Understorey of dry forest and desert scrub, also forest borders. Dry scrub and low woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds; probably also small arthropods, at least during breeding period. Forages both on ground and while clinging to grass stems to extract... read more
Recorded Jan–Apr, during rainy season. Nest typically placed in bush or shrub, towards outer end of branch, often in forks and in midst of... read more
Some evidence for local movements; presence and/or numbers in a given area change depending on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Fairly common to locally common through much of its range. Although this species has only... read more
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