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Yanacocha, North-western Ecuador, March 2007
Iridosornis rufivertex

Identification

15 cm

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • I. r. caeruleoventris:
  • Western and Central Andes of north-western Colombia
  • I. r. ignicapillus:
  • Western and Central Andes of south-western Colombia
  • I. r. rufivertex:
  • I. r. subsimilis:
  • Western slope of Western Andes of Ecuador

Habitat

Temperate cloud forest.

Behaviour

Diet

Little is known, but their diet appears to consist of vegetation, seeds and animals.

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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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