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Capped Conebill

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Conirostrum albifrons
MalePhoto by Michael WNono-Mindo Rd, Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador, March 2007
Male
Photo by Michael W
Nono-Mindo Rd, Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador, March 2007

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Identification

Sexually dimorphic: Male is largely black, with subtle blue crown. Female has light brown head, gray chest and belly, and olive back.

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia on both slopes of Andes, but more common in East.

FemalePhoto by: Gary Clark Nono-Mindo Rd, Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador
Female
Photo by: Gary Clark
Nono-Mindo Rd, Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

Six subspecies are recognized:

  • C. a. albifrons:
  • C. a. centralandium:
  • Central Andes of Colombia (Antioquia to Cauca)
  • C. a. cyanonotum:
  • Coastal mountains of northern Venezuela (Aragua and Distrito Federal)
  • C. a. atrocyaneum:
  • C. a. sordidum:
  • Andes of southern Peru (Junín) to western Bolivia (La Paz)
  • C. a. lugens:
  • Yungas of eastern Bolivia (Cochabamba and Santa Cruz)

Habitat

Upper subtropical and temperate forest.

Behaviour

Stays high in the trees, wags tail incessantly.

Moves around in family groups often with large mixed-species flocks.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019
  2. Avibase

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