Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Ochraceous Conebill (Conirostrum fraseri)


French: Conirostre de Fraser German: Grauscheitel-Spitzschnabel Spanish: Conirrostro ocráceo

Conirostrum fraseri

P. L. Sclater

, 1859,

Cuenca, Ecuador


Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. cinereum, but differs in its buffy vs whitish supercilium (2); brown-grey vs pure mid-grey upperparts (2); dull ochreish vs whitish-grey (littorale) or pale grey (cinereum) throat to belly (2); longer white “speculum” at base of central primaries (ns[1]); longer tail (effect size of males vs geographically closer littorale 4.22, but for latter n=8, and vs more distant nominate 2.18, score 2). Monotypic.


Colombia in S part of C & E Andes (Cauca) S to S Ecuador.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Ochraceous Conebill (Conirostrum fraseri). 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 on 19 May 2019).