French: Conirostre roux German: Rotbrauen-Spitzschnabel Spanish: Conirrostro rufo
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
E Andes from W Venezuela (extreme S Táchira) S locally in adjacent Colombia from Norte de Santander (Páramo de Guerrero, W of Salazar) to latitude of Bogotá; also Santa Marta Mts (N Colombia).
13 cm; mean 11 g. Small, dark Conirostrum with deep rufous face and underparts, and short, thin, sharply pointed bill. Has crown to uppertail-coverts plumbeous grey... read more
Song, mainly at dawn, a very fast short, squeaky phrase, “ta-twée-ta-twéet”, about one phrase per... read more
Bushy and shrubby vegetation in fairly dry to humid areas, including borders of humid and wet... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small insects. Encountered mostly singly or in pairs, less often in small groups which likely represent families; may follow mixed-... read more
In Colombia, fledglings found in Jul, Aug and Dec in Cundinamarca and Oct in Santander, and six birds in breeding condition in Feb–... read more
Resident. No migratory movements reported, although local seasonal movements possible; in marsh... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian East Andes EBA and Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Locally fairly common to common. Reported as “rare” in... read more
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