French: Attila à tête grise German: Streifenkehl-Attilatyrann Spanish: Atila encapuchado
Cayenne; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. hellmayri
O. M. O. Pinto, 1935 – C & S Bahia, in E Brazil.
A. r. rufus
(Vieillot, 1819) – SE Brazil from E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to NE Rio Grande do Sul.
20–21 cm; 36·5–51·5 g. Dark eyes, rather long bill with whitish to greyish lower mandible, grey legs. Nominate race has grey head and nape... read more
Call an “éé-ew” whistle. Far-carrying and melodious song a series of 6... read more
Humid lowland and montane forest and edge, also scrub; to 1500 m.
Food and feeding
Larger arthropods, e.g. ants (Hymenoptera), butterflies (Lepidoptera); tree frogs; also fruit. Feeds alone or in pairs, sometimes in mixed-... read more
Little information. Builds bulky nest in tree trunk or tree-fern, also in tunnel-like cavity inside embankment.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; apparently more common at lower elevations. Fairly common at Saibadela Research Station in Intervales State Park; occurs... read more
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