French: Tohi des Santa Marta German: Grauohr-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes de Santa Marta
Salvin and Godman, 1880,
San Sebastián, Colombia.
Santa Marta Mts (Magdalena, Cesar and Guajira), in N Colombia.
17 cm; average 25 g. A large-bodied brush-finch with large and rounded head, relatively thick-based bill. Head to chin and malar region is black except for variable grey ear-... read more
Song loud and cascading, usually given as duet with a lot of buzzy notes, “bzt-bzt-bzt,... read more
Shrubbery and forest borders within humid subtropical forest, also second growth and overgrown... read more
Food and feeding
Few data on diet. Forages in and near ground, in or beneath thickets; may forage also as high as 10 m from ground, but usually below eye... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Jan–Apr, and fledglings recorded Nov–Jun. Nest reported as a domed structure. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Common within its small area of distribution. Has a small range, but because of its... read more
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