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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Central Andes, Colombia, August 2009
Urothraupis stolzmanni


15 cm (6 in)

  • Black upperparts, head and long tail
  • Grey underparts, darkening towards the rump
  • Grey bill, legs and feet
  • Black eye
  • Graduated tail


Andes of south-eastern Colombia and eastern Ecuador


This is a monotypic species[1].


Preparamo, highland elfin forest. Dense wet forests and wooded edges up to the tree-line.



Their diet has not been well recorded, but appears to consist of insects and berries.


A resident species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Wikipedia

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