Buffy tuftedcheek

Buffy tuftedcheek
Pseudocolaptes lawrencii

Photo by Joe Tobias (Internet Bird Collection)

Common name:
buffy tuftedcheek (en); barba-branca-castanho (pt); anabate chamois (fr); barbablanca habana (es); Panamaschopfohr (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Furnariidae

This species is found in the mountains of Costa Rica and Panama.

These birds are 20 cm long and weigh about 50 g.

The buffy tuftedcheek is mostly found in mountain rainforests, but can also use rainforests at lower altitudes and second growths. they are present at altitudes of 700-3.000 m.

They hunt insects, spiders and small amphibians.

These birds nest in abandoned woodpecker nests, usually 5-10 m above the ground. There the female lays a single white egg, which she incubates alone for around 29 days. There is no information regarding the fledgling period.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a relatively small breeding range and is described as uncommon and patchily distributed. However, the population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

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