French: Bécarde à joues jaunes German: Gelbwangenbekarde Spanish: Anambé cariamarillo
Pachyrhamphus [sic] xanthogenys
Salvadori and Festa
River Zamora, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
P. x. xanthogenys
Salvadori & Festa, 1898 – extreme S Colombia (E Cauca, W Putumayo)#R#R, E Ecuador (E slope of Andes from W Sucumbíos S to Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Cajamarca, Amazonas, San Martín).
P. x. peruanus
E. J. O. Hartert & Goodson, 1917 – C & SE Peru (Huánuco, Pasco, Junín, Cuzco, Madre de Dios) and extreme CW Brazil (S Acre)#R.
14·5 cm. Male has glossy black crown, bright olive nape; white lores, partial yellow eyering; face mostly bright yellow to greenish-yellow, becoming yellowish-olive on side... read more
Typical male song, usually conducted from well-concealed high perch, a distinctive series 2–3... read more
Borders of humid montane and foothill forest, woodland edges, and clearings with scattered tall... read more
Food and feeding
Usually observed in pairs; does not usually mingle with mixed species flocks. Generally rather sluggish and inconspicuous. Forages at... read more
Nest bulky and globular, entrance hole on side or near bottom, composed of dead leaves, fibres, moss, and so on; generally hanging from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; probably often overlooked. In Ecuador, common along road to Loreto N of Archidona and in the Zumba area, and occurs also... read more
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