French: Tangara de Piura German: Piurafinkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo de Piura
Palambla, 4000 feet [c. 1220 m], Piura, north-west Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
S. p. piurae
(Chapman, 1923) – extreme S Ecuador (S Loja) and immediately adjacent Peru (N end of both slopes of W Andes in Piura and Cajamarca).
S. p. macrophrys
(Koepcke, 1961) – La Libertad (upper R Chicama Valley, on W slope of Andes), in NW Peru.
14·5 cm. Small slender bill. Nominate race has head and throat black, sharply contrasting long, narrow white supercilium from bill to nape, small white arc below eye;... read more
Not well known. Song similar to that of S. melanotis, but delivery rate somewhat slower.
Humid montane forest, primarily where dense understorey of Chusquea bamboo present; also... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, presumably also some vegetable matter. Usually in pairs, most often independently of mixed-species flocks, although in Peru... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Rare and local in S Ecuador; somewhat more numerous in NW Peru. In Ecuador, known only from S Loja, in extreme S: a specimen and sight records at Utuana, and... read more
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