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Photo © by AdamRiley
Rio Blanco, Colombia, February 2011
Silvicultrix diadema

Ochthoeca diadema

Identification

12–12·5 cm

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru.

Taxonomy

Has been placed in genus Ochthoeca in the past.

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • S. d. jesupi: No bars on the wings
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • S. d. rubellula:
  • North-eastern Colombia (Sierra de Perijá) and north-western Venezuela (Zulia)
  • S. d. tovarensis:
  • Coastal cordillera of northern Venezuela (Aragua and Distrito Federal)
  • S. d. diadema:
  • Eastern Andes of Colombia and western Venezuela
  • S. d. gratiosa:

Habitat

Moist evergreen montanes and woodlands.

Behaviour

Furtive.

Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects, mostly small beetles.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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