French: Carouge à ailes baies German: Graustärling Spanish: Tordo músico
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Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. badius
(Vieillot, 1819) – E Bolivia (Beni) and S Brazil (S from S Mato Grosso and Paraná, rarely São Paulo) S to S Argentina (N Chubut) and Uruguay.
A. b. bolivianus
(Hellmayr, 1917) – C & S Bolivia (La Paz to Chuquisaca).
Male average 18·6 cm, 46·6 g; female average 18·4 cm, 43·7 g. Nominate race is brownish-grey overall, with blackish lores and narrow mask around... read more
Song, by both sexes, slow, musical and continuous, a mix of trills, whistles, slurs, warbles and... read more
Open woodland, savanna and scrub, from mesic to xeric. Prefers edges or clearings, and rare within... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, insects (particularly Orthoptera and Lepidoptera) and other invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae) and amphipods; also some... read more
Season Oct–Mar in Argentina; usually single-brooded. Nests solitarily; usually territorial. Co-operative breeder, with up to four... read more
Apparently resident. Accidental in C Chile.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common and widespread; locally abundant. Quite adapted for living in modified environments. Has colonized N Patagonia (in S Argentina... read more
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