Rufous-browed Conebill Conirostrum rufum


A rather uncommon Conirostrum of northernmost South America, where it is found in montane forest and other wooded vegetation in southwest Venezuela, northeast Colombia, and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Its altitudinal range mainly spans 2700–3300 m. It is unlikely to be mistaken for any other species within this limited elevational and geographical range. Both sexes have largely bluish-gray upperparts, contrasting with the rufous-red forehead, supercilium, head sides, and underparts. Like other conebills, the Rufous-browed Conebill regularly accompanies mixed-species flocks, and forages at all levels within the trees.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Rufous-browed Conebill (Conirostrum rufum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: