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Photo by Stanley Jones
El Oro Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Arremon abeillei

Identification

15 cm

  • Black head and malar area
  • White supercilium
  • White throat
  • Black upper breast
  • Long bill
  • Short tail

Distribution

South America: found in Ecuador and Peru.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. abeillei:
  • Arid scrub of south-western Ecuador (Manabí) to north-western Peru (Cajamarca)
  • A. a. nigriceps:
  • North-western Peru (upper Marañón Valley)

Habitat

Dry forests and moist lowland forests. Observed at heights around 610 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Ground feeder, but their diet is not known

References

  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 February 2015)
  4. Wikipedia
  5. BF Member observations

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External Links

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