French: Synallaxe à face rouge German: Rotgesicht-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié carirrojo
P. L. Sclater
Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
C. e. rufigenis
(Lawrence, 1868) – mountains of Costa Rica and W Panama.
C. e. griseigularis
(Ridgway, 1909) – extreme E Panama (Cerro Pirre, Cerro Tacarcuna, Cerro Mali) and W & C Andes of Colombia (W Andes S to Nariño and on W slope of C Andes from Antioquia S to Quindío, also Serranía de San Lucas).
C. e. erythrops
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – Andes of W Ecuador (S to NW Azuay, also in coastal Cordillera de Mache in SW Manabí and W Guayas).
14–15 cm; 13–20 g. Dark Cranioleuca with distinctive head pattern. Nominate race has crown and face rufous; nape and back rich olive-brown, lower back... read more
Song described as high-pitched, fast, scratchy chatter-trill, “seet-seet-seet-se-e-e-e-e-e-e-e” or... read more
Humid lower montane forest and tall second growth; locally in lowland tropical forest and deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items are Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Blattodea, Lepidoptera larvae, spiders; also protein corpuscles produced by Cecropia... read more
Season mainly Mar–Jun in Central America, eggs in Apr–May and nestlings in May–Jul in Costa Rica; in Andes, fledgling in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout range. Occurs in La Planada Nature Reserve and Rio Ñambí Natural Reserve, in Colombia.
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