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Thripadectes virgaticeps
Photo by Gerald FriesenPichincha western Andes slope, Ecuador, May, 2018
Photo by Gerald Friesen
Pichincha western Andes slope, Ecuador, May, 2018


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by PitterDapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, July 2012
Photo by Pitter
Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, July 2012

Six subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. v. sclateri
  • T. v. magdalenae
  • T. v. klagesi
  • T. v. tachirensis
  • T. v. virgaticeps
  • T. v. sumaco

[edit] Habitat

Montane forests including cloud forest, mostly low to the ground. Found in rather high elevation.

[edit] Behaviour

Difficult to get to see.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at

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