French: Carouge de Spix German: Braunstärling Spanish: Tordo de Spix
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Interior of NE Brazil from Piauí, Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte S to N Minas Gerais.
Male 17·5 cm, 40·1 g. Plumage is pale sandy brown overall, paler on rump, with blackish lores and narrow mask around eye, greyish-brown ear-coverts; upperwing... read more
Song (possibly by both sexes) a slow, hesitant sequence of descending whistles mixed with calls,... read more
Edges and clearings in caatinga (dry forest), second growth of the same, and modified... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and arthropods; once, a group attempted to catch small lizards. Seeds often of cultivated plants, such as maize (Zea mays)... read more
Season Jan–Apr in N of range (Rio Grande do Norte) and Nov–Jan in S (Minas Gerais). Co-operative breeder, with up to six helpers present at... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Uncommon to locally fairly common; has reasonably extensive distribution. Adapts to human-modified environments.
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