French: Bécarde à calotte noire German: Streifenrückenbekarde Spanish: Anambé capirotado
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. nanus
Bangs & T. E. Penard, 1921 – SE Colombia (E of Andes, S from S Meta and SE Guainía), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas, N & W Brazil (E to Maranhão, S to Rondônia and W Mato Grosso), E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia.
P. m. marginatus
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – E Brazil (Pernambuco S to E Paraná).
13–14 cm; 18 g. Male has crown glossy black with blue sheen and scaly appearance, pale grey supraloral spot, narrow whitish eyering; face pale grey, extending back... read more
Typical song a short melancholy series of clear musical notes in variable pattern, “teeu, whee-do-... read more
Canopy and interior of humid lowland forest, primarily terra firme, and tall second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruit. Singly or in pairs; regularly joins mixed-species foraging flocks. Actively peers; flutters or sallies, mostly short... read more
Few specific details. Birds in breeding condition in Apr–May in N Venezuela and upper R Orinoco; gonads enlarged in Sept, SE Peru.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; probably often overlooked. Much of this species’ habitat remains in relatively pristine condition within its large range,... read more
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