French: Chipiu de Goering German: Graurücken-Finkentangare Spanish: Hemispingo dorsigrís
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Páramos de Mérida, Venezuela
Andes of Mérida and N Táchira, in W Venezuela.
14 cm. Legs unusually long and heavy; small slender bill. Has crown, nape and side of head deep black, long broad white supercilium from near bill to nape; mantle slaty, this... read more
Song, given a few times at dawn, and often as duet by mated pair, an energetic series of rapid... read more
Wet upper montane forest, especially in dense shrubby borders, and stunted elfin forest, where... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; possibly some vegetable items. Most often in pairs, also singly, and occasionally in groups (possibly families) of up to five... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Uncommon and easily overlooked. Small range, estimated at c. 1700 km², now much... read more
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