French: Troglodyte montagnard German: Andenzaunkönig Spanish: Chochín montañés
P. L. Sclater
Matos and Pinipi, near Riobamba, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. solitarius
Todd, 1912 – mountains of Colombia (except extreme S) and W Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá and Andes S from S Lara).
T. s. solstitialis
P. L. Sclater, 1859 – extreme S Colombia S to NW Peru.
T. s. macrourus
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902 – E slope of Peru S from San Martín.
T. s. frater
Sharpe, 1882 – extreme SE Peru (Puno) and Bolivia.
T. s. auricularis
Cabanis, 1883 – NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
10·5–11·5 cm; mean 11·8g. Nominate race has reddish-brown lores, buff-brown supercilium before and behind eye, area behind eye darker brown, ear-coverts warm buff-brown... read more
Song is rather quiet, a series of high notes, “treee-treeee-tititiki”; call, constantly given, a... read more
Humid forest and forest edge and cloudforest, up to tree-line; sometimes in bamboo thickets. Mostly... read more
Food and feeding
No published data available on food items consumed. Usually in pairs or family parties; occasionally associates with other species in mixed... read more
Season quite protracted, varying widely in different parts of range; fledglings observed in almost all months of year in Colombia, Feb... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or abundant in suitable habitat in much of its range. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Sierra Nevada National Park, in Venezuela, and... read more
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