French: Tohi grisonnant German: Blasskopf-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes cabecipálido
Guishapa, Oña, Azuay, Ecuador.
S Azuay (upper Jubones Valley), in SW Ecuador.
16 cm. A largely whitish brush-finch with darker back, dark wings and tail, and long, relatively pointed bill. Head is mostly whitish, with brownish forehead, lores and area... read more
Song a deshtcending short trilling chatter, “ch-chwewewewe”. Call a high-pitched... read more
Low arid scrubby woodland of composite and verbenaceous species on dry slopes, with acacias (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also fruits and berries (Rubus, Solanum, Morus), as well as seeds such as those of Polygonum.... read more
Breeds in Feb–Jun, in rainy season; some make up to two renesting attempts after failures early in season. Nest built by female, a... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Rare. Formerly listed as Critically Endangered, but, in view of its increasing numbers, this species... read more
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