Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Andrea N. Chavez



Cinereous Conebill occurs alone, in pairs, or in groups. It is very active, nervous, and often found in mixed flocks. Restlessly flitters about for insect and berries, often hanging, and spending most time along middle branches inside the vegetation (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). Pairs glean in foliage near tips of dense bushes, shrubs, or stunted trees (Hilty amd Brown 1986). Males sing from perches in center of established territories (Moynihan 1963).


Little information. There are no data on territory or home range size for Cinereous Conebill. It apparently is territorial, however, as the male sings from perches in center of established territories (Moynihan 1963).

Sexual Behavior

Unknown. Cinereous Conebill presumably is at least socially monogamous.


No reported instances of predation on Cinereous Conebill.

Recommended Citation

Chavez, A. N. (2018). Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.