French: Tohi à raies grises German: Schmalschnabel-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero picofino
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. larensis
(Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949) – Andes of W Lara and W Táchira, in W Venezuela.
A. a. assimilis
(Boissonneau, 1840) – Andes of Mérida, in W Venezuela, and Colombia (all three ranges, but not W slope of W Andes; and S from Antioquia and Cundinamarca) S to Andes of NW Peru (Amazonas and Cajamarca).
A. a. nigrifrons
(Chapman, 1923) – subtropical zone of Andes in SW Ecuador (El Oro and Loja) and NW Peru (Piura S to La Libertad).
A. a. poliophrys
(Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896) – temperate zone of Andes in C & S Peru (Huánuco, Junín, Cuzco and Puno#R).
19–20 cm. A stocky brush-finch which looks relatively large-headed, with longish bill. Nominate race has cap and face black, with grey median crownstripe and grey supercilium... read more
Song a high, sibilant series of thin whistles with short spaces between separate phrases (often of... read more
Occupies humid montane forest, also forest edge and older second growth; occurs at elevations of... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages on ground; tends to scratch at leaf litter with its bill, not its feet. Singly and or in pairs.
Fledglings recorded in Jun in Colombia (Cauca); in Ecuador in Aug (in NW), Jul (El Oro) and Sept (Loja), and in Peru in Aug (Amazonas), Jun... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Until recently was treated as a race of A. torquatus. Uncommon to locally common. Has a very large range within which it is generally reasonably... read more
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