French: Chlorospin ombré German: Graubrust-Grünammer Spanish: Clorospingo oscuro
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
near Quito, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. livingstoni
J. Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1940 – Northern Dusky Bush-tanager – W slope of W Andes of Colombia from S Chocó (upper R San Juan) S to Cauca (Munchique area).
C. s. semifuscus
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873 – Southern Dusky Bush-tanager – SW Colombia (Pacific slope in Nariño) and W slope in Ecuador (S to W Cotopaxi).
14–15 cm; 17–23 g. Drab, undistinguished bush-tanager. Nominate race has crown and side of head dark grey, tiny white postocular spot sometimes present; upperparts, including... read more
Dawn song a series of high “tsit” notes changing to “tsit-it” notes and gradually into slightly... read more
Wet montane forest, especially wet, foggy and epiphyte-laden forest; stays mainly inside forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, and small fruits and berries. Forages in pairs and in small groups, often with mixed-species flocks as well as independently of... read more
Nest-building in Apr, nest with chicks in Jun, and stub-tailed fledglings seen with adults in Apr (four separate pairs) and Jun (two pairs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Fairly common to common throughout rather narrow elevational zone. Generally more numerous at higher... read more
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