copyright: Virgilio Yabar Calderon
It is brown above, head with spotted crown, White eyebrow. Back spotted with buff and wings white and buff barred. Underparts mostly white, with hint of a brown bar across chest. Breast and belly sides barred and short streaks brown. Tail dark with four narrow white bars. Grey, rufous and brown morphs.
Montane forest with preference for moss and epiphytes.
Mainly insects and small mammals and reptiles.Hunts both night and day.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. [conservation status from birdlife.org]
Nest in old Woodpecker hole, no further data.
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- size min.: 16 cm
- size max.: 17 cm
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- broods 0
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- eggs max.: 0
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