Giant Conebill Conirostrum binghami

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Nicholas A. Mason and Kevin J. Burns

Diet and Foraging


Diet: Oreomanes fraseri is considered to be primarily insectivorous. Stomach contents of collected specimens (n=12) included: caterpillars, beetles and a small moth (Isler and Isler 1999). This species also been observed probing the flowers of epiphytic mistletoe (Tristerix spp) in Polylepis trees and also systematically gleaning among foliage and moss for aphids (Isler and Isler 1999).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Mason, N. A. and K. J. Burns (2010). Giant Conebill (Conirostrum binghami), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.