French: Tohi à cuisses jaunes German: Gelbschenkel-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero musliamarillo
San José, Costa Rica
Mountains of Costa Rica (S from Cordillera de Tilarán) and extreme SW Panama (W Chiriquí).
17–18·5 cm; 26·8–34·8 g. A medium-sized, slender dark finch with long tail and rather long, slender bill. Head is mostly dull black, except... read more
Song a short, breezy phrase in high, dry tone, “cheedle tweep sher tweeip”, or “... read more
Humid forest, brushy openings, second growth, bamboo-choked ravines, and adjacent shady pastures;... read more
Food and feeding
Probably a variety of insects, spiders (Araneae) and berries, and nectar of tubular flowers. Feeds on and near ground, also higher, to... read more
Season Mar–May. Nest a bulky cup of straw, grass and dried bamboo leaves, lined with fine vegetable fibres or bamboo leaves, placed 0·7–4 m... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Common in Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca, and fairly common... read more
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