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lior kislev
Manu, Peru, January, 2010
Iridosornis jelskii

Identification

14 cm
Golden band extends from the sides of head across crown; extensive dull chestnut-brown belly.

Distribution

South America: found in Peru and Bolivia

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • I. j. jelskii:
  • Temperate Andes of Peru (La Libertad to Junín)
  • I. j. bolivianus:
  • Andes of south-eastern Peru (Cuzco) to western Bolivia (La Paz)

Habitat

Uncommon in elfin forest and humid forest edge along east slope of Andes (but apparently absent from Apurimac Valley), 2900 - 3700m, locally down to 2500m. Found in under- and midstory of shrubs and trees in treeline forest, or in isolated woodlots in grassland near treeline.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of berries and insects.

Vocalisation

Song: a high, wheedling series of weak, thin notes.
Calls: include a high "tsik."

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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