French: Chipiu rougegorge German: Rostbauch-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita pechirrufa
Huamachuco, 10,400 feet [c. 3170 m], La Libertad, Peru
W slope of Peruvian Andes from S Cajamarca and La Libertad S to Lima and probably Ica.
14–16·5 cm. A rather small-billed warbling-finch, small and triangular bill reminiscent of that of a conebill (Conirostrum). Has blackish face... read more
Song a slightly accelerating and variable rich warble with emphatic nature, and squeaky timbre,... read more
Bushy undergrowth of mixed dry Andean woodlands of short stature dominated by Oreopanax,... read more
Food and feeding
Young leaf buds, berries and seeds recorded as eaten. Forages in low shrubs or trees. Singly and in pairs; sometimes forms part of mixed-... read more
Little known. Adults feeding juveniles in Jul, and immatures seen between Jan and May; individuals singing in Lima Mar–Apr. No other... read more
Mostly sedentary; some evidence of minor elevational movements.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Very rare. Little known. Has been found at just a handful of isolated localities. Densities very low at sites where it does occur, and estimated that total... read more
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