French: Geai à moustaches German: Weißschwanz-Blaurabe Spanish: Chara coliblanca
de Sparre, 1835,
SW Ecuador (Guayas, El Oro and W Loja) and NW Peru (S to W La Libertad).
33 cm; one male 160 g, one female 149 g. Feathers of forehead short-tufted and stiffly erect. Forehead, crown, side of head, side of neck, throat and upper breast are black (... read more
Few vocalizations known. Typical is chatter call, which variable in pitch, and transcribed as "cha-... read more
Inhabits several types of semi-humid forest to dry woodland, particularly thick growth near streams... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Formicidae), other insects and seeds recorded in stomach contents of specimens. Pair reported as raiding nest... read more
Adult carrying nest material in Feb–Mar. Probably solitary breeder. Nest said to be built in large tree adjacent to village. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Appears to have declined; was considered fairly common... read more
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