French: Toui à front roux German: Rotstirnsittich Spanish: Catita frentirrufa
Brotogerys [sic] ferrugineifrons
Colombia in C Andes (S Caldas to Cauca).
18–19 cm. Rich, fairly dark green, paler on underparts and rump; area around bill rufous; bluish on outer webs of primaries. Immature undescribed.
Typical calls are short overslurred slightly nasal notes, usually given in a fast repeated series... read more
Semi-humid and humid montane scrub and elfin forest at the border with páramo and... read more
Food and feeding
Ground-feeder, particularly taking grass seeds, including possibly Calamagrostis effusa, seeds of frailejones, and flowers and... read more
Males with developed gonads in Jan. Nests reportedly found in rock cavities in cliff.
No information. Likely to wander a little outside breeding season, and has been encountered as low... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously listed as Endangered. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Habitat degradation, caused by firewood-gathering, grazing, burning... read more
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