Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Vulnerable

Russet-winged Spadebill (Platyrinchus leucoryphus)


Taxonomy

French: Platyrhynque à ailes rousses German: Rostflügel-Spatelschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano alirrufo
Taxonomy:

Platyrinchos leucoryphus

Wied

, 1831,

Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil (Paraná and São Paulo E to C Espírito Santo, S to NE Santa Catarina and NE Rio Grande do Sul) and adjacent E Paraguay (Canindeyú S to Paraguarí, Caazapá and Itapúa) and extreme NE Argentina (Iguazú National Park and Salto Encantado Provincial Park, in N Misiones).

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm; 17 g. Largest spadebill. Has olive-brown crown with semi-concealed white coronal patch; bold facial pattern created by pale buff-white to yellowish supraloral spot,... read more

Voice

Song a weak, thin, buzzy trill, “bzee-eee-eép”, pattern similar to that of P. mystaceus;... read more

Habitat

Undergrowth of humid forest and medium levels of mature second growth, both in coastal mountains... read more

Food and feeding

Eats small arthropods. Adult seen to take green katydids (Tettigoniidae), and nestlings observed while being fed with katydids, cockroaches... read more

Breeding

Sept–Nov. Cup-shaped nest, outer wall composed of fragments of dry leaves (bamboo leaves in Paraguay) interwoven with fibrous lichens... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. Rare, and possibly local. Formerly listed as Vulnerable; recent change in conservation status based on accounts of an... read more

Recommended citation

Tello, J. & de Juana, E. (2019). Russet-winged Spadebill (Platyrinchus leucoryphus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57321 on 13 November 2019).