French: Donacobe à miroir German: Rohrspötter Spanish: Angú
Other common names:
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa; error = Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
D. a. brachypterus
Madarász, 1913 – Panama (E Darién) and NW Colombia (E to Santa Marta region, S to N Tolima).
D. a. atricapilla
(Linnaeus, 1766) – N Venezuela, the Guianas, most of Brazil, Paraguay and extreme NE Argentina.
D. a. nigrodorsalis
Traylor, 1948 – S & SE Colombia, E Ecuador and E Peru (S to Madre de Dios).
D. a. albovittatus
d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 – SW Brazil (Acre) S to N & E Bolivia (Beni, E Cochabamba, Santa Cruz).
21·5–22 cm; 31–42 g. Nominate race has most of head and upperparts glossy jet-black, back suffused dark brown, rump warm olive-brown; primaries and... read more
Sexes sing antiphonally, male a series of loud, ringing upward-slurred liquid whistles, “who-... read more
Brushy areas along riversides, especially in successional vegetation in oxbow lakes; also overgrown... read more
Food and feeding
Food almost exclusively invertebrates; recorded items (Suriname) include hymenopterans, beetles (Coleoptera), orthopterans, neuropterans... read more
Season very protracted in N of range, Jan–Aug, peak in May–Jul; in Peru mainly in rainy season, from Oct onwards, with majority... read more
Sedentary; in study of individually marked birds in Peru, no evidence of movement noted between... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout much of extensive range; abundant in suitable habitat in some areas. May in some cases benefit from human... read more
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