Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum

Chilean name: Comesebo chico

Cinereous Conebill, Lluta Valley, near Arica, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image Lluta Valley, near Arica, Chile
February 2007

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.

Cinereous Conebill, Lluta Valley, near Arica, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image 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.

Cinereous Conebill, Lluta Valley, near Arica, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image
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