French: Grive à bec orange German: Goldschnabel-Musendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito piquigualdo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. clarus
Jouy, 1894 – NW & NC Mexico.
C. a. melpomene
(Cabanis, 1851) – Brown-headed Nightingale-thrush – #RC & S Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and NW Nicaragua.
C. a. costaricensis
Hellmayr, 1902 – Costa Rica (except SW).
C. a. griseiceps
Salvin, 1866 – Grey-headed Nightingale-thrush – SW Costa Rica and W & C Panama.
C. a. phaeopleurus
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876 – W Colombia.
C. a. sierrae
Hellmayr, 1919 – Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
C. a. aurantiirostris
(Hartlaub, 1850) – Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush – NE Colombia and W Venezuela.
C. a. barbaritoi
Aveledo & Ginés, 1952 – Sierra de Perijá, in NW Venezuela.
C. a. birchalli
Seebohm, 1881 – NE Venezuela and Trinidad.
C. a. inornatus
J. T. Zimmer, 1944 – W slope of E Andes of Colombia (Santander).
C. a. insignis
J. T. Zimmer, 1944 – E slope of Andes of Colombia.
15·5–17 cm; 21–32 g. Nominate race is rufous-tinged olive-brown from crown to tail, more rufous on rump, tail and wings; greyish-brown face with narrow... read more
Song, given all year, from hidden perch less than 2 m up, relatively poor and unmusical, consists... read more
In Middle America, brushy or fairly open understorey and low dense thickets in various woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders, worms and other invertebrates; also fruit and seeds, including deep purple berries of Miconia trinervia and... read more
Late Apr to Sept in Mexico; Mar–Aug in Costa Rica; Mar–Jul and Nov in Colombia; May in Trinidad. Nest a bulky thick-walled cup... read more
Resident or partial migrant. Descends to sea-level Oct–Apr on Pacific slope of Mexico, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in most of range. Common in S Mexico (Oaxaca), but uncommon in interior highlands of Honduras. Common on Pacific slope and in... read more
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