French: Junco des volcans German: Vulkanammer Spanish: Junco de los volcanes
Volcán de Irazú, 10,000 feet [c. 3050 m], Costa Rica
Volcanic summits in Costa Rica and W Panama (Cerro Fábrega, Volcán Barú).
15·2–16·6 cm; 28 g (Costa Rica). A large junco with no white in tail. Has crown to upper mantle olive-brown with faint darker streaking, black lores and... read more
Song consists of short, choppy phrases containing squeaky or buzzy notes, e.g. “k’cheew... read more
Open, grassy areas with stunted scrub, second growth, or overgrown pastures, also along roadsides;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet seeds and berries; also arthropods, including insects and spiders (Araneae). Forages principally on or near ground or low in... read more
Nest found during Apr, and fledged young observed in May and Jun. One nest described, a cup of dry grasses, lined with fluff from thistle,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Not common; local. No estimates of global population available; total... read more
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