French: Paruline des Santa Marta German: Santa-Marta-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Santa Marta
San Lorenzo, Santa Marta, Colombia
Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
14 cm. One of the most distinctive members of genus, with striking black-and-white head pattern. Head is mostly black, with white central crownstripe, broad white supercilium... read more
Song apparently undescribed; call a short weak trill.
Humid stunted forest and forest borders with dense undergrowth or scrub, especially where dense... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds mainly, if not entirely, on insects and other invertebrates. Forages by gleaning low in undergrowth and scrub, mainly below... read more
A bird in breeding condition in Mar and begging juveniles seen in Aug and Sept. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Locally common to rare. Global population not known, but thought to number fewer than 2500... read more
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