White-browed Conebill Conirostrum ferrugineiventre

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan



Little information. Forages "deliberately in bushes, searching and gleaning the upper and lower surfaces of tiny leaves and nearby twigs, especially those of Gynoxys spp. and Brachyotum sp." (Parker and O'Neill 1980).

Social and interspecific behavior

White-browed Conebill travels solitarily, in pairs, or in small (family?) groups, which frequently associate with mixed species flocks; flock associates in south central Peru include White-throated Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus leucophrys), Blue-and-black Tanager (Tangara vassorii)Golden-collared Tanager (Iridosornis jelskii), Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Delothraupis castaneoventris), Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Anisognathus igniventris), and Three-striped Hemispingus (Hemispingus trifasciatus) (Parker and O'Neill 1980). Occasionally flocks with two congeners, Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum) and Blue-backed Conebill (Conirostrum sitticolor) (Parker and O'Neill 1980).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). White-browed Conebill (Conirostrum ferrugineiventre), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whbcon1.01