French: Platyrhynque à ailes rousses German: Rostflügel-Spatelschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano alirrufo
Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil
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).
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
Song a weak, thin, buzzy trill, “bzee-eee-eép”, pattern similar to that of P. mystaceus;... read more
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
Sept–Nov. Cup-shaped nest, outer wall composed of fragments of dry leaves (bamboo leaves in Paraguay) interwoven with fibrous lichens... read more
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
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