French: Tamatia bifascié German: Doppelband-Faulvogel Spanish: Buco bicinto
Cayenne; error = Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
H. b. bicinctus
(Gould, 1837) – interior NE Colombia (in llanos), and N Venezuela (S to NE Bolívar and NW Amazonas).
H. b. stoicus
Wetmore, 1939 – Margarita I, off N Venezuela.
20–21 cm; 35–44 g. Head dark brown, buff from nares to eye, whitish cheek patch; partial whitish hindcollar; dull brown upperparts with whitish mottling, notably... read more
Song a rhythmic repeated “tak-ta-tóoo”; call a croaking note, surprisingly loud... read more
Occupies areas of thinly wooded tropical savanna (llanos), thickets, abandoned cultivation... read more
Food and feeding
Small beetles, dragonflies and other insects found in gizzards and stomachs. Still-hunts from exposed high perch on thin branches, or... read more
May and Jun, and recent fledgling seen in Dec, in Venezuela. Excavates nest in arboreal termitarium. No information on clutch size, nor on... read more
No seasonal movements recorded, although a species of seasonal habitat. Nevertheless, observed to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common in Venezuela. Common throughout much of llanos, where vast areas of suitable habitat remain, and human land uses do not... read more
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