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Streak-capped Treehunter

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


[edit] Identification

22–23 cm (8½-9 in)
Nominate Male

  • Blackish-brown face

[edit] Distribution

Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.

[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:
  • West Andes of Colombia (Cauca and Nariño)
  • T. v. magdalenae:
  • North Colombia (subtropical Magdalena Valley in Huila)
  • T. v. klagesi:
  • Coastal mountains of northern Venezuela (Carabobo to Distrito Federal)
  • T. v. tachirensis:
  • Andes of western Venezuela (south-western Lara and Táchira)
  • T. v. virgaticeps:
  • Subtropical north-western Ecuador (south to Pichincha)
  • T. v. sumaco:
  • Subtropical eastern Ecuador (western Napo)

[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] Diet

Their main diet consists of invertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)

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