French: Rhynchée de Saint-Hilaire German: Weißflecken-Goldschnepfe Spanish: Aguatero americano
Paraguay E to SE Brazil and Uruguay, and S to C Chile and C Argentina.
19–23 cm; c. 65–86 g. Longish decurved bill; golden crown stripe, supercilium and “V” on mantle; head, neck and upper breast dark reddish brown; buff... read more
Not well known. A husky muffled note described in flight, although the species generally flushes... read more
Tropical and subtropical lowlands, occurring in open swamps and marshes, along rivers and streams,... read more
Food and feeding
Crustaceans, insects and their larvae, aquatic invertebrates in general, and seeds. In shallow water, takes shellfish using semi-circular... read more
Apparently breeds mainly during austral spring and summer, probably in all months Jul–Feb, depending on local conditions; also... read more
Mainly sedentary. Apparently regular seasonal movements recorded in some areas, e.g. in parts of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No precise information available on population levels or trends; secretive and nocturnal habits make species difficult to detect.... read more
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