Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Conirostrum (7 species, 10 worldwide)


Capped Conebill
Capped Conebill (Conirostrum albifrons centralandium) Male
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
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Capped Conebill
Capped Conebill (Conirostrum albifrons centralandium) Female
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Small and uncommon and generally difficult to see well.

Bicolored Conebill
Bicolored Conebill (Conirostrum bicolor bicolor) Near Threatened
Salamanca National Park, Colombia  
   
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Bicolored Conebill
Bicolored Conebill (Conirostrum bicolor) Immature Near Threatened
Salamanca National Park, Colombia
  The immature is pale and yellow.
   
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Seen in mangrove habitats. Could be confused with a [Blue-grey Tanager]. The 'minus' race is in a different habitat type along the Amazon river.

Cinereous Conebill
Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum cinereum)
Ollantaytambo, Peru
  Cinereous means greyish.
   
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White-eared Conebill
White-eared Conebill (Conirostrum leucogenys panamense) Male
Darien, Panama  
   
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Rare, but found in a variety of habitats, so it is not clear what is limiting its range. Female is grey on top, buff on bottom with buff ear.

Rufous-browed Conebill
Rufous-browed Conebill (Conirostrum rufum)
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia  
   
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Found around Bogotá from 2500-3500 meters in cloud forest, gardens, and sub-paramo brush.

Blue-backed Conebill
Blue-backed Conebill (Conirostrum sitticolor sitticolor)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
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A small tanager found from 2500-3500 meters.

Chestnut-vented Conebill
Chestnut-vented Conebill (Conirostrum speciosum speciosum) Male
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   
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Chestnut-vented Conebill
Chestnut-vented Conebill (Conirostrum speciosum speciosum) Female
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   
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