French: Gobemoucheron lacté German: Rahmbauch-Mückenfänger Spanish: Perlita blanca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
S Brazil (S Mato Grosso do Sul E to Rio de Janeiro, and S to NW Rio Grande do Sul and W & NW Santa Catarina), SE Paraguay (E Alto Paraná) and NE Argentina (Misiones, N Corrientes).
10–12 cm; 7 g. Male has glossy bluish-black cap, white lores extending to a thin supercilium, distinct pale eyering; upperparts dark slaty blue, rump feathers tipped... read more
Song is a simple, rather fast repetition of c. 6–8 high (4–6 kHz), thin notes, each... read more
Canopy of open humid forest and woodland, bushes at forest edge, mixed temperate rainforest and... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Probably feeds on small insects, and spiders. Gleans and hover-gleans from terminal twigs or foliage; behaviour similar to... read more
Poorly known. Only one nest described, in mid-Aug in Brazil; male with enlarged testes in late Sept. Nest built by both sexes, requiring 6... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Rare except at SW limits of range. Rare in Iguazú National Park, in Argentina. Formerly more widespread... read more
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