French: Tohi de Schlegel German: Goldflügel-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero alidorado
Santa Marta, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. schlegeli
Bonaparte, 1850 – Caribbean coast of Colombia (except Guajira Peninsula) and NW Venezuela, including Andes.
A. s. fratruelis
Wetmore, 1946 – Serranía de Macuira (on Guajira Peninsula), in N Colombia.
A. s. canidorsum
J. T. Zimmer, 1941 – W slope of E Andes in Santander, in N Colombia.
16 cm; 23–32 g. A stocky and pot-bellied, yet long-billed and short-tailed sparrow. Male nominate race has head down to malar area and side of neck black, connecting to... read more
Song, often from low hidden perch in early morning, mostly early in rainy season, a high and thin... read more
Open deciduous woodland and arid second growth, also clearings with dense shrubbery in arid areas;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of fruits, insects and seeds. Forages on ground and in undergrowth, sometimes higher up in shrubs. May scratch at leaf litter... read more
Most singing activity occurs early in rainy season, suggesting rainy season breeding period; breeds between Apr and Sept in Colombia. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Although this species has a small range, it seems generally to be reasonably numerous. No broad-scale threat apparent.
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