French: Talève favorite German: Azursultanshuhn Spanish: Calamoncillo celeste
J. F. Gmelin
E Colombia through CS Venezuela and Trinidad to the Guianas, and S to E Ecuador and N Peru, E across NC Brazil; SE Peru, N Bolivia, W & C Brazil and C Paraguay to extreme N Argentina; also E Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro).
23–26 cm; male 92–111 g, female 92–107 g. Smallest Porphyrio, delicately proportioned and markedly different in appearance to congeners; plumage... read more
Usually rather quiet; sometimes utters a short trill.
Freshwater marshes, especially those with fairly deep water and thick cover of marsh grass (e.g.... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds, insects (including Hemiptera and Coleoptera) and spiders recorded. Forages in cover and on floating vegetation. Climbs on... read more
Surinam, May–Aug; E Amazonian Brazil, probably May–Jun; Ecuador, oviduct egg Jun; season may extend Mar–Aug, possibly Oct... read more
Highly seasonal in occurrence in parts of range. Present throughout year in much of Amazonia, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly regarded as fairly common in some parts of its range, which has been conflictingly regarded as either fragmented or... read more
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