- Thripadectes virgaticeps
22â€“23 cm (8Â½-9 in)
Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.
Six subspecies are recognized:
- West Andes of Colombia (Cauca and NariÃ±o)
- North Colombia (subtropical Magdalena Valley in Huila)
- Coastal mountains of northern Venezuela (Carabobo to Distrito Federal)
- Andes of western Venezuela (south-western Lara and TÃ¡chira)
- Subtropical north-western Ecuador (south to Pichincha)
- Subtropical eastern Ecuador (western Napo)
Montane forests including cloud forest, mostly low to the ground. Found in rather high elevation.
Difficult to get to see.
Their main diet consists of invertebrates.
- 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 June 2018)
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