French: Tohi à tête rayée German: Streifenkopf-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero cabecilistado
Other common names:
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Carcuata, Yungas, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. torquatus
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Andes of extreme S Peru (Puno)#R and W Bolivia (La Paz and W Cochabamba).
A. t. fimbriatus
(Chapman, 1923) – Andes of E Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca, in SC Bolivia.
A. t. borellii
(Salvadori, 1897) – lower elevations of Andes of S Bolivia (Chuquisaca and Tarija) S to NW Argentina (Jujuy and Salta).
19 cm. Large brush-finch. Nominate race has white median stripe on forehead becoming grey along midline of crown, long white stripe extending from supraloral area back onto... read more
Song, from ground or low vegetation, a high-pitched sibilant series of whistles, lasting c. 3... read more
Occupies understorey in moist forest, also second growth and shrubby borders; 700–3050 m.
Food and feeding
Little information on diet; probably insects and seeds. Forages on ground; usually rummages around in leaf litter, moving and flipping... read more
Season Dec–Feb. Nest placed in dense shrub, usually within 2 m of ground. Clutch 2 eggs, white or palest blue; incubation by female, period... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Uncommon to locally common. This species has a broad distribution, and appears to be generally common within its range; may even benefit from some forest... read more
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