French: Tohi silencieux German: Schwarzring-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero pectoral
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. taciturnus
(Hermann, 1783) – E Colombia (in R Orinoco Valley), Venezuela (Bolívar and Amazonas), the Guianas, C & NE Brazil (E from Mato Grosso and Amazonas, S to Mato Grosso do Sul#R and Espírito Santo) and NE Bolivia (Beni).
A. t. nigrirostris
P. L. Sclater, 1886 – SE Peru (Cuzco and Puno) and N Bolivia (Pando, La Paz and Cochabamba).
13·5–15 cm; 18–32 g. A medium-sized, chunky sparrow with relatively thick-based but long bill. Male nominate race has black head, narrow white supercilium... read more
Song, from low perch, often a log, sometimes from ground, simple comprising an introductory and the... read more
Open undergrowth in humid forest (including terra firme in Amazonia, more rarely in ... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; probably a mix of seeds and arthropods. Forages largely on ground, usually concealed in undergrowth; also in low... read more
In SE Peru, active nests Aug–Dec; elsewhere, in breeding condition in Feb–Apr in extreme S Venezuela, dependent young in late... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common. Has reasonably large range; no evidence of population declines.
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