French: Tamatia à collier German: Halsband-Faulvogel Spanish: Buco musiú
Cape of Good Hope; error = the Guianas
Amazon Basin from E Ecuador and SE Colombia E to S Venezuela, the Guianas and N Brazil (E to Belém), and S to NE Peru and N Mato Grosso.
18·5–19 cm; 46–62 g. Dark rufous above, crown to mantle, wing-coverts and tertials finely barred, rump paler rufous with fewer black bars; complete black... read more
Song (mainly given at dawn or just before) a repeated, brisk, mewing “cua-will, cua-will... read more
Understorey and sometimes middle storey to subcanopy of primary humid terra firme forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Lizards, snakes and frogs, taken from the forest floor or from foliage; also beetles, orthopterans, cicadas (Cicadidae) and other large... read more
May in Venezuela; laying female in Sept in Guyana. Excavates a hole in arboreal termitarium. A nest in Ecuador was excavated 4·5 m... read more
Presumably resident. Territories reported to be small and to be occupied for many years.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to common in most of range, e.g. fairly common in parts of S Venezuela. Rare to locally uncommon in Ecuador. Generally rare... read more
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