French: Tamatia rayé German: Halbmond-Faulvogel Spanish: Buco rayado
Other common names:
Crescent-chested Puffbird (when lumped with M. minor)
Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, Brazil
E & SE Brazil (S Bahia S to Santa Catarina).
17·5–20 cm; 41–47 g. Rufescent around base of bill to above and in front of eye, moustache buffy or white; rest of head blackish, streaked buffy,... read more
High-pitched whistle of 10+ notes, like a small tyrannid, “bieh, bieh, bieh…”. read more
Interior of humid lowland forest with abundance of fallen leaves; logged forest, second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Observed taking prey at an army-ant swarm along a dirt road and probably takes a range of invertebrates, sometimes on forest floor, and... read more
Apr and Oct in São Paulo state, two nests in Minas Gerais in Nov, and late Dec in Paraná, all in SE Brazil. Nest excavated in... read more
Presumably sedentary; previously stated to be summer migrant, Sept–Mar, to Atlantic Forest in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Little known, and no data on relative abundance. Occurs in Nova Lombardia (Augusto Ruschi) Biological Reserve... read more
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