Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Least Concern

Large-footed Finch (Pezopetes capitalis)


Taxonomy

French: Tohi à grands pieds German: Großfuß-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero patigrande
Taxonomy:

Pezopetes capitalis

Cabanis

, 1861,

Costa Rica

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Costa Rica (Cordillera Central) S to extreme W Panama (W Bocas del Toro and W Chiriquí).

Descriptive notes

17·4–20 cm; 55·8–55·9 g. A chunky, large, dark finch with rather slender bill, and large legs and feet. Forecrown, sides of crown, nape, thin... read more

Voice

Song, especially in Apr (less often in May, rarely after Jun) a medley of short, rich warbles and... read more

Habitat

Forest understorey, bamboo-choked ravines, open stands of bamboo under oaks (Quercus),... read more

Food and feeding

Probably eats a variety of insects, spiders (Araneae), and worms; picks berries from shrubs (e.g. melastomes) and small trees. Forages on... read more

Breeding

Season Mar–Jun, peaks in Mar–Apr. Nest, a loosely constructed cup of mosses, bamboo leaves and other plants, lined with finer... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Common in Costa Rica in appropriate habitat; fairly common... read more

Recommended citation

Rising, J. (2019). Large-footed Finch (Pezopetes capitalis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61978 on 19 February 2019).