French: Tohi demi-roux German: Ockerbrust-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes semirrufo
Tanagra (Arremon) semirufus
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. benedettii
Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1941 – mountains of Falcón, Lara and Trujillo, in NW Venezuela.
A. s. denisei
(Hellmayr, 1911) – N & NE Venezuela (Carabobo and Aragua E to Monagas and Sucre).
A. s. albigula
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 – N Táchira, in W Venezuela.
A. s. zimmeri
Meyer de Schauensee, 1947 – E slope of E Andes of Colombia (S Norte de Santander and NE Boyacá) and Venezuela (W Táchira).
A. s. majusculus
Todd, 1919 – slope of E Andes in N Boyacá (Colombia).
A. s. semirufus
(Boissonneau, 1840) – E slope of E Andes in Cundinamarca (Colombia).
18 cm; 29–33 g. A slim brush-finch with finely tipped and pointed bill. Nominate race has head to nape and down to breast plain tawny-orange; upperparts, including wings and... read more
Song, early in morning largely during start of rainy season, a rapid “wheet-wheet, tsu-tsu-tsu” or... read more
Shrubbery and understorey in forest borders, also secondary growth such as regenerating clearings.... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and arthropods, also berries and small fruits. Forages on and near ground, under dense understorey; also in shrubs and small trees.... read more
Season Mar–Jul (spanning end of dry season and first half of rainy season), with peak Apr to late May. Nest built by female, a cup... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Colombia; fairly common in Venezuela. Has reasonably broad range, within which no evidence of any significant population declines or... read more
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