French: Habia fuligineux German: Graurückenkardinal Spanish: Habia sombría
P. L. Sclater
Nova Grenada = Colombia
NW Colombia along N base of Andes from Córdoba (upper R Sinú) E to Santander, and S on both slopes of Magdalena Valley to N Tolima on W side and to W Santander (SW of Bucaramanga and N of San Vicente), W Boyacá (including Reserva El Paujil, in Serranía de las Quinchas) and N Cundinamarca on E side.
20 cm. Long-tailed ant-tanager with strong bill, male with striking pinkish-and-black plumage. Male has head and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, flight-feathers and... read more
Alarm and territorial-defence calls include fast, chattering, grating “chat-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha... read more
Understorey of tall second growth, wooded streamsides, bushy forest borders and inside tall humid... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods; infrequently eats or pecks at fruit. Like others of genus lives in pairs or family groups of 3–4 individuals; sometimes... read more
Nine birds in breeding condition in Feb–May in S Bolívar and S Córdoba, and juvenile with two adults in early May in E Antioquia. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Nechí Lowlands EBA. Generally rare and local. Occurs in the protected and... read more
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