Family Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

Least Concern

Rose-bellied Chat (Granatellus paraensis)


French: Granatelle du Para German: Rosenbauch-Sängerkardinal Spanish: Reinita pechirroja de Pará

Granatellus pelzelni paraensis


, 1906,

[Santo Antonio do] Prata, near Pará, Brazil


Hitherto treated as conspecific with G. pelzelni, but differs in its grey vs black mid-crown and ear-coverts (2); lack of white flanks (pink extending further onto them or perhaps more grey extending out from inner flanks) (2); distinctive song, a variable, rather rhythmic phrase alternating one or more mellow low-pitched down-slurred whistles and harsher short high-pitched notes, vs a series of repeated rather similar notes, sometimes ending with a different trilled part or two series of repeated notes, to be scored as fewer repeated notes (2), shorter song phrases (ns[2]), different note shapes (ns[1]) and mellow notes having a much narrower frequency range (2); and possible absence (not yet recorded) of the typical “jrt” call of G. pelzelni (ns[2])#R. Monotypic.


Extreme E Amazonian Brazil S of R Amazon (E of R Tocantins).

Descriptive notes

12–12·5 cm. Long tail frequently cocked and fanned. Male has black forecrown, white supercilium behind eye; upperparts (including most of crown) and upperwing blue-grey, tail... read more


Distinctive song is a variable, rather rhythmic phrase alternating one or more mellow low-pitched... read more


Tropical rainforest and forest edge, often by rivers or lagoons in forest interior; mostly at very... read more

Food and feeding

Diet (basically insects) and foraging behaviour have not been described, but both are presumably similar to the fragmentary details... read more


Nothing known.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Probably generally uncommon within its comparatively large range, although there are few data. Present in Cantão State Park,... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Rose-bellied Chat (Granatellus paraensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 June 2019).