French: Lanisome élégant German: Wellenbauchbekarde Spanish: Lanisoma elegante
Other common names: Brazilian Laniisoma, Shrike-like Cotinga
mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Generally considered conspecific with L. buckleyi (which see). Monotypic.
19·5–20·5 cm; male 41–48 g, female 44·2–51·3 g. Distinctive, having rather long bill with straight culmen ridge, abruptly hooked... read more
Territorial song of male a very thin, somewhat piercing, high-pitched “psiiiiiiiieeeee... read more
Inhabits understorey to subcanopy of humid forest and mature secondary woodland; mostly to c. 1300... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and insects and Lepidoptera larvae including ‘hairy’ caterpillars; few details, but berries of Melastomataceae (including... read more
Almost nothing known; gonad data suggest breeding probably occurs in austral spring/summer (at which season vocalizations peak), but... read more
Has been suggested to move from higher-elevation and interior forests to lowlands in austral winter... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Treated as Vulnerable in states of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Generally rare and... read more
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