French: Carouge de Forbes German: Forbesstärling Spanish: Chango de Forbes
P. L. Sclater
Macuca, Pernambuco, Brazil
NE & E Brazil: very localized in Pernambuco and Alagoas; and N Minas Gerais.
21–24 cm. Medium-sized, slim, all-dark icterid with long tail, short and rather rounded wing, and pointed bill with flat culmen. Plumage is entirely black, with... read more
Rather harsh song a double nasal buzz, with fundamental frequency c. 1·7 kHz. Flight call... read more
In N of range frequents forest edges and nearby marshy pastures, as well as groves of introduced... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and fruits, but no detailed information. Chicks fed with insects. Forages in small flocks of up to c. 30 individuals; recent... read more
Season Mar–Aug (Alagoas); two broods in a season. Co-operative breeder. During nest-building one individual arranged material brought... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously considered Critically Endangered. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Slope of Alagoas and Pernambuco EBA. Two disjunct populations: one... read more
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