French: Merle à oeil clair German: Blauaugendrossel Spanish: Mirlo ojiblanco
N, W & SE Venezuela, W Guyana and N Brazil (N Roraima, N Amazonas), W, C & E Andes of Colombia and Ecuador, and from Peru S to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, C Santa Cruz); status in Suriname unknown#R.
18–21 cm; 66 g. Male is all black, with bluish-white iris, yellow bill and legs. Female is warm darkish grey-brown above, slightly paler below, with pale grey-brown eye... read more
Song (from canopy or subcanopy) a disjointed, choppy but fine series of short phrases, some musical... read more
Most strata (lower and middle storeys, less often subcanopy and canopy) and borders of humid and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit and berries. Forages arboreally in furtive manner, but sometimes gathers in small flocks in fruiting trees; also feeds on... read more
Season Apr–Jun in Venezuela, Dec–Jun in Ecuador; food-carrying adults and recently fledged young in Jun in Colombia. Nests... read more
Apparently sedentary in most of range; records below and above main elevational range may refer to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Not well known; seemingly uncommon and local, but notably shy and reclusive, so that true assessment of status proves difficult;... read more
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