French: Blongios varié German: Streifendommel Spanish: Avetorillo listado
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Apparently disjunct range in South America: N & E Colombia through N Venezuela, Trinidad and Guyana to Suriname and (status unclear) French Guiana; also SE Bolivia, Paraguay and S Brazil (Rio de Janeiro S to Rio Grande do Sul) to C Argentina (Río Negro) and WC Chile (Coquimbo to Los Lagos). Reported outside its known range in Brazil and Peru.
28–35 cm; 63–104 g. Adult has prominent black stripe from forehead over central crown and onto nape, rest of head, neck, back and wings mainly sandy buff, heavily... read more
Territorial or advertising vocalizations, given both by day or night, are lower-pitched than those... read more
Fresh and brackish-water areas with cattails, sedges (Scirpus, Typha) and long... read more
Food and feeding
Small fish (e.g. Lebestes), crustaceans, dragonflies, water beetles (Dytiscus) and other insects and their larvae. Feeds... read more
Little known. In Argentina and S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) nests in spring, Oct–Jan, but recorded Jul–Oct on Trinidad.... read more
Little known. Presumed to be sedentary in some areas where occurs year-round, e.g. Chile, S Brazil... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally scarce, though appears common in places. Only recently discovered in Minas Gerais (SE Brazil) and, further S, no recent... read more
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