French: Synallaxe de Zimmer German: Rostbauch-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí de Ancash
near Colcabamba, Casma, Ancash, 2800 m, western Andes of central Peru
W slope of W Peruvian Andes in W La Libertad and N Ancash (Cordillera Negra).
13 cm; 12–14 g. One of the most atypical species in the genus in terms of plumage and tail structure. Has blackish loral area, slightly paler auriculars, broken whitish... read more
Song a nasal “quick-quick” or “cue-quec”, c. 1 second long, repeated at... read more
Arid montane scrub 1–3 m tall, usually thorny, with occasional isolated short trees, often at... read more
Food and feeding
Contents of 8 stomachs consisted of c. 70% arthropods, predominantly winged insects and spiders, and 30% seeds and plant material by volume... read more
Nestlings in May. Monogamous. Nest a globular mass c. 25–30 cm in diameter, of interwoven thorny twigs, upward-slanting lateral... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian High Andes EBA. Uncommon to locally abundant within very small range. Total population crudely estimated at 1000... read more
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