French: Tohi élégant German: Tangarenbuschammer Spanish: Cerquero tangarino
P. L. Sclater
north of Quito, Ecuador
Patchily in W Andes of Colombia (Antioquia, Risaralda, Valle del Cauca, Cauca and Nariño) and NW Ecuador (Imbabura and Pichincha).
20–20·5 cm. A large bulky finch with pot-bellied structure, relatively short bill with curved culmen, and maxilla sometimes overhanging lower. Head is black,... read more
Song high-pitched and buzzy, starting with 3–5 more nasal notes before continuing as stilting... read more
Undergrowth of montane forest, often mossy cloudforest; 1200–2700 m.
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages on and near ground, usually in moist undergrowth, under low shrubs, in leaf litter of mossy forest; tends... read more
One nest with egg found in Nov and dependent juveniles in Nov and Dec in Ecuador (Pichincha), and juveniles with adults observed in Jun in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Rare and very local. Fragmented range; known... read more
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