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Chestnut-vented Conebill - BirdForum Opus

Male, subspecies speciosum
Photo © by bievreJJ
Itapira, SP, Brazil, August, 2018
Conirostrum speciosum


Female, subspecies speciosum
Photo © by bievreJJ
Itapira, SP, Brazil, August, 2018

11 cm (4¼ in)

  • Dark greyish-blue head and upperparts
  • Lighter ash-grey lores
  • Greyish-white underparts
  • Chestnut vent


  • Grey head and nape
  • Green back
  • Creamy-white underparts


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina,



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. s. amazonum:
  • C. s. guaricola:
  • Tropical central Venezuela (eastern Guárico and western Anzoátegui)
  • C. s. speciosum:


Lowland moist forests.



There is not a lot of information available. Their main diet consists of insects with possibly the addition of nectar too.


They construct a cup shaped nest from leaves. The clutch contains 3 bluish-green, brown spotted eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
  4. ibiologia

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