French: Zélédonie couronnée German: Zaunkönigsänger Spanish: Reinita de Zeledón
Laguna del Volcán de Poás, Costa Rica.
N Costa Rica S to WC Panama.
12 cm; 21 g. Distinctive species, plump and short-tailed, somewhat resembling an antpitta (Grallaricula), with very dark overall appearance. Has orange-rufous... read more
Song a variable but short series of piercing whistles, transcribed as "see-see-suu seep... read more
Dense bamboo thickets in humid montane forest, also dense second growth and páramo... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods, especially spiders (Araneae). Forages mostly on ground in dense cover; also gleans low down... read more
Egg-laying in Apr–Jun. Nest a hollow ball of tightly packed mosses with side entrance, hidden on ground, usually on steep mossy bank... read more
Sedentary; little or no altitudinal movement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Locally common. No population estimates available. Largely reliant on... read more
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