French: Bécarde ardoisée German: Schieferbekarde Spanish: Anambé pizarra
P. L. Sclater
Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador
W Ecuador (W Esmeraldas and Pichincha S to W Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes, N Piura, Cajamarca, Amazonas).
14 cm. Male is mostly slaty grey above, whitish supraloral spot, crown and nape black, nape with some slaty grey mixed in, sometimes some black on back; wings blackish,... read more
Typical male song is a short, fast series of rather musical notes, “tu, tu, tee-tee-... read more
Semi-humid and deciduous woodland, scrubby areas, clearings and plantations with some tall... read more
Food and feeding
Largely unknown. Most often observed in pairs. Perches in canopy or subcanopy; regularly forages close to the ground.
A nest found in Feb in N Peru was a closed, globular and pensile structure, mainly made of twigs and moss and placed in a Ceiba ... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA and Marañón Valley EBA. Rare to locally uncommon, and very local; probably often... read more
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