French: Merle fuligineux German: Rußdrossel Spanish: Mirlo negruzco
Volcán de Irazú, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica and W Panama.
24–25·5 cm; 96 g. Male is brownish-black, with sooty-black lores, orbital area, wings and tail; yellow-orange bill, orange eyering and legs, white iris. Female... read more
Song relatively poor, a series of short phrases each repeated 3–6 times with a few seconds... read more
Open areas at high elevations, including páramo, bushy scrub around volcanic cones, open... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and spiders, many kinds of berry, especially Ericaceae, Solanum, and melastomes, blackberries and arillate seeds. Forages... read more
Mar–May in Costa Rica. Nest a bulky cup of twigs, rootlets, lichen and moss, with tightly woven lining of soft fine grasses,... read more
In Costa Rica, some occasionally descend to 2150 m, mainly after breeding season; in Panama,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Common to abundant in Costa Rica in Cordillera Central and Talamanca... read more
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