|Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum
Chilean name: Comesebo chico
|Chile and Ecuador
The Cinereous Conebill is distributed in the Andes of south-west Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, northern Chile and north-west Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is usually found at between 2,500 and 4,000 metres but the sub-species C. c. littorale, shown here in photos 1 to 3, 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 in photos 1 to 3 is olive-grey above and buffy below without any grey.
|BirdLife International and the HBW have split this species so that the northern population in Ecuador, the sub-species C. c. fraseri, is treated as a species - Ochraceous Conebill C. fraseri. This would be the species shown in photos 4 to 6.|
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