French: Tohi des tépuis German: Tepuibuschammer Spanish: Atlapetes de tepuí
#R, Roraima, 6500 feet [c. 1980 m], Venezuela.
See comments under A. semirufus. Six subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. paraquensis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1946 – Cerros Paraque, Camaní, Guanay and Yaví, and Sierra de Maigualida in NW & NE Amazonas (S Venezuela).
A. p. parui
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1950 – Cerro Parú, in NC Amazonas (S Venezuela).
A. p. duidae
Chapman, 1929 – tepui region of S Venezuela, in C Amazonas (Mt Duida, upper R Ocamo) and WC Bolívar (Mt Guaiquinima, Meseta de Jaua, Cerro Urutaní).
A. p. jugularis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1955 – Cerro de la Neblina in S Venezuela (SE Amazonas) and adjacent N Brazil (Amazonas).
A. p. collaris
Chapman, 1939 – Mt Auyán-tepui, in SE Bolívar (SE Venezuela).
A. p. personatus
(Cabanis, 1849) – Mt Roraima and nearby tepuis of SE Bolívar, in SE Venezuela, also Ayanganna (W Guyana)#R.
18 cm; 22·5–37 g. A stocky brush-finch with long bill with slightly curved culmen. Nominate race has head to nape plain cinnamon-rufous; upperparts olive,... read more
Usually rather quiet. Song, mostly at dawn, quick and sweet-sounding, from a simple “tweet swee-tee... read more
Shrubby borders and clearings, also understorey in closed wet forest in tepuis; also young as well... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet arthropods and berries (often melastomes). Forages close to ground, typically cocking or flipping up tail as it... read more
No information, but some of those collected on Mt Auyan-tepui in Feb were in breeding condition.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Locally very common. Range very fragmented. Although patchy in its distribution, there is no... read more
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