Chestnut-vented Conebill (Conirostrum speciosum) - HBW 16, p. 261
French: Conirostre cul-roux
Spanish: Conirrostro Culirrufo
Taxonomy: Sylvia speciosa Temminck, 1824, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Genus has sometimes been placed in Coerebidae or Parulidae, but molecular-genetic data indicate that it belongs in present family, with Oreomanes as sister-group. This species was originally placed in genus Ateleodacnis, and some taxonomists argue that it, along with the other lowland conebills (C. leucogenys, C. bicolor and C. margaritae), should be returned to that genus; as a group they are morphologically quite distinct from most highland members of present genus. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- guaricola Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 - E Guárico and W Anzoátegui, in NE Venezuela.
- amazonum (Hellmayr, 1917) - E of Andes in W Venezuela (Apure) and E Colombia (S to Meta and N Vichada); E Ecuador and E Peru; and C Guyana E to N French Guiana, and N Brazil (NE Roraima, E Amazonas and W, C & NE Pará).
- speciosum (Temminck, 1824) - SE Peru and Bolivia (except W) E across SC Brazil (to Maranhão, S to Mato Grosso, Paraná and São Paulo), Paraguay and NW & NE Argentina (Jujuy; E Formosa, N Corrientes and Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male in a tree, searching for food.
Locality Parque Flamboyant, Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil (ssp speciosum)
wagnermclemes 9 August 2009 3 years ago 4
Flock in search of food.
Locality Campus Samambaia-UFG, Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil
Elenilson Veríssimo 6 May 2011 1 year ago 3.4
adult male with prey
Locality Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina
Marco Valentini 12 August 2012 36 weeks ago 3.3
A male perched on a cecropia.
Locality Embiara Lodge, Nhecolândia, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp speciosum)
Carmelo López 14 November 2011 1 year ago 2.3