French: Piauhau à tête grise German: Graukopfkotinga Spanish: Guardabosques lanioide
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SE Brazil from SE Bahia, NE & C Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to NE Santa Catarina.
27–28 cm; 85–110 g. Plumage is mostly grey, crown weakly scaled, upperparts with brownish wash, brownest on wings and tail; primaries slightly, but uniquely,... read more
Generally silent; loud whistle of several notes, a typical sequence “skeeo-skeeo, skeeo-skeeo... read more
Humid forest in mountainous country, from foothills to 1400 m, mainly 500–1000 m. Occurs at... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, also large insects. In observations at Intervales (São Paulo), diet estimated to be c. 86% fruits and 14% insects;... read more
Laying recorded in Dec–Feb; nesting season probably Sept–Mar. Nest (three found) an extremely small, thin platform of twigs,... read more
Possibly some altitudinal movements in S of range, where recorded near sea-level.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Rare; population small and fragmented. Now thought to occupy about a tenth of... read more
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