|Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum
Chilean name: Comesebo chico
|Lluta Valley, near Arica, Chile
The Cinereous Conebill is distributed in the Andes of south-west Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, northern Chile and north-west Bolivia. It is usually found at between 2,500 and 4,000 metres but the sub-species C. c. littorale, shown here is also found down to sea-level in Chile and Peru. It inhabits shrubby areas, gardens and scrub.
|The nominate sub-species is grey overall with a white supercilium and blackish wings with an L-shaped wing-patch. Below it is pale grey becoming buffier on the belly.
The sub-species here is olive-grey above and buffy below without any grey.