French: Paruline embrasée German: Feuerwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita flamígera
Irazú, Costa Rica.
Highlands from NC Costa Rica (Cordillera Central) S to WC Panama.
12 cm; 9·5 g. Male is slate-grey above, with blackish lores and lower ear-coverts and black patch on mantle; throat and breast bright orange, sharply demarcated from... read more
Song consists of several high-pitched trilling notes followed by weak, dry, rather insect-like buzz... read more
Mixed montane forest, often favouring oak (Quercus), forest edges, clearings and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other invertebrates; also eats berries, especially of mistletoe (Loranthaceae). Recorded feeding on nectar of... read more
Season Mar–Jun. Nest a cup of mosses and liverworts (Marchantiophyta), lined with finer plant fibres, and shielded from above by... read more
Essentially sedentary; in non-breeding season some move to lower altitudes, especially on Caribbean... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Generally common; rare in extreme N of range.
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