French: Tohi bridé German: Brillenbuschammer Spanish: Atlapetes embridado
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Colombian Andes from head of Magdalena Valley (S base of C Andes of SW Huila) and E slope of E Andes from W Caquetá S to W Putumayo and SE Nariño, and Ecuador on W slope (Imbabura) and E slope (at least W Sucumbíos#R, Cordillera de Guacamayos, in Napo, also E Azuay and NW Morona-Santiago, also S Loja).
18 cm. A very dark brush-finch with bold white “spectacles”, bill rather thick at base with culmen evenly curved. Has dark rusty crown to hindcrown and upper nape... read more
Song, heard in Mar, a slowly delivered series of 4–15 strident notes, either upslurred or... read more
Dense undergrowth of wet montane forest and forest edge; prefers a mix of forest with regenerating... read more
Food and feeding
Little information on diet; observed to eat berries, particularly blue berries of Melastomataceae. Usually found on ground or low in... read more
Recorded Oct–Dec in Colombia and Ecuador, and juveniles with adults seen in Dec in S Colombia (Nariño). Two nests described,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Central Andes EBA and Southern Central Andes EBA. Rare to uncommon. Until recently was considered Near-... read more
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