French: Aulia tacheté German: Rötelbekarde Spanish: Plañidera moteada
P. L. Sclater, 1858,
Cobán, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. r. rufescens
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – SE Mexico (N Oaxaca, N Chiapas) S to coastal NW Colombia.
L. r. griseigula
Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 – NW Colombia (N Chocó, Córdoba, N Antioquia, Santander).
L. r. tertia
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – SW Colombia (Cauca, W Nariño) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Pichincha).
19–21·5 cm; 38·6–56 g. Dark brown eyes with narrow orange eyering, blackish bill with greyish-flesh base of lower mandible, brownish-grey legs. Plumage is mostly... read more
Ventriloquial and ringing song a series of up to 15 very high-pitched, thin “tlee-yeeí” whistles,... read more
Humid and mature second-growth forest and edge, often near swampy places, ravines and streams; to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of arthropods (e.g. lepidopterans), small lizards, and fruit. Usually forages alone, sometimes in mixed-species flocks, from... read more
No information. Birds in breeding condition in May in Colombia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally fairly common. In Panama, most common in Bocas del Toro. Probably locally extinct in areas where deforestation has been intense (e.g... read more
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