French: Tohi à grands pieds German: Großfuß-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero patigrande
Mountains of Costa Rica (Cordillera Central) S to extreme W Panama (W Bocas del Toro and W Chiriquí).
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
Song, especially in Apr (less often in May, rarely after Jun) a medley of short, rich warbles and... read more
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
Season Mar–Jun, peaks in Mar–Apr. Nest, a loosely constructed cup of mosses, bamboo leaves and other plants, lined with finer... read more
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
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