Nominate subspecies, Male and female
Photo by rka
Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
, April 2018
- Veniliornis kirkii
15â€“16 cm (6-6Â¼ in)
- Golden-olive upperparts
- Buff wing spots
- Red rump
- Buffy-white underparts with fine dark brown bars
- Blackish brown tail
- Black bill
Adult males: red crown and yellow nape
Adult females: dark brown crown, orange-brown nape
Central and South America:
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Tobago
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil
Photo by Stanley Jones
Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
, February 2015
There are 5 subspecies:
- North and western Venezuela
- Tepuis of south-eastern Venezuela (Mount Roraima and Cerro Uei-tepui)
A variety of woodland habitats, in lowlands and foothills, including adjacent second growth.
They make a nest hole in a dead tree; the clutch contains 2-3 white eggs.
They eat adult and larval wood boring beetles and insects.
Call: a repetitive quee-quee-quee.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)
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