French: Calypture roitelet German: Goldhähnchentyrann Spanish: Cotinguita reyezuelo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro area of SE Brazil; formerly also São Paulo#R.
7·5–8 cm. Tiny, much the smallest cotingid, reminiscent of a kinglet (Regulus) except for conical bill with strongly arched culmen, very short tail.... read more
Forest and second-growth woodland, probably to c. 900 m; recently rediscovered at c. 550 m.
Food and feeding
Insects and small fruits; according to old account, especially berries of a solanaceous shrub.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Only definitely recorded from a few localities in Rio de Janeiro state; there is a... read more
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