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Ashy-throated Chlorospingus - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Ash-throated Bush Tanager; Ashy-throated Bush Tanager

Photo by Pitter
Dapa-Valle, Colombia, March 2009
Chlorospingus canigularis


13–14 cm

  • Grey crown and side of head
  • Darker grey ear coverts


Central America and South America
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. olivaceiceps:
  • C. c. canigularis:
  • C. c. conspicillatus:
  • C. c. paulus:
  • Subtropical Andes of south-western Ecuador
  • C. c. signatus:
  • Subtropical Andes of eastern Ecuador and Peru(south to Cuzco)


Dry and moist forests, moist montanes and forest edge to at least 2100m.



Their diet has not been well recorded, but they are known to eat fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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