Bicolored Conebill (Conirostrum bicolor)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11.5 cm (4.5 in). The Bicolored Conebill is bluish-gray above and bluish-buff below and on the cheeks. The juvenile is overall yellow-olive. Both sexes have a sharp conical bill. It forages generally in pairs in young second growth along the edges of rivers and young river islands. It is very similar to the Pearly-breasted Conebill but is distinguished by having bluish-buff underparts and cheeks,.and by foraging in scrub and shorter second growth along major rivers. The female Hooded Tanager is larger and has buff breast and yellow mandible.

Status: The Bicolored Conebill is uncommon and restricted to river-created habitats along large rivers in northern Loreto. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Pico-de-Cono Bicolor.

Sub-species: Bicolored Conebill (Conirostrum bicolor minus), (Hellmayr), 1935.

Meaning of Name: Conirostrum: L. conus= cone and rostrum= bill. bicolor: L. bi, bis= two, twice, color, coloris= color. bicolor, bicoloris= bicolored. Usually given to species with white underparts and contrastingly darker upperparts.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.