French: Bec-en-cheville gris German: Vulkanammertangare Spanish: Yal costarricense
Volcán de Irazú, Costa Rica
Highlands of Costa Rica (S from Cordillera Guanacaste) and W Panama (W Chiriquí).
13 cm; 16 g. A small finch with peculiar bill shape, very narrow, in profile long and fine, yet thicker-based, looking constricted a third of the way from base, and long and... read more
Song 3–4 rapid-fire high-pitched notes followed by almost electric buzz, “t-t-t-tzééééwww”. Call a... read more
Edges and more open areas of highland forest and cloudforest, particularly if bamboo thickets... read more
Food and feeding
Food primarily arthropods, both insects and spiders (Araneae); also seeds, particularly of bamboo, as well as other grasses (e.g. ... read more
Season Mar–Jun. Nest built by female, a bulky, compact cup of plant material, one consisted mainly of leafy liverworts, moss and very small... read more
Resident; moves locally to take advantage of periodic seeding of bamboo.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Generally uncommon to rare throughout its range; becomes locally common... read more
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