French: Sturnelle à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauenstärling Spanish: Loica cejiblanca
Other common names:
Mexico; error = Mato Grosso, Brazil
E Bolivia (Beni) and C & E Brazil (S from Mato Grosso, with one record from S Amazonas#R, and from Tocantins, Maranhão and Ceará) S to Paraguay, Argentina (S to Mendoza, La Pampa and Río Negro) and Uruguay; migrant to SE Peru (Madre de Dios).
Male average 17·8 cm, 50·2 g; female average 17 cm, 40·9 g. Male has mostly black head and upperparts, with prominent white superciliary line behind eye... read more
Male song, from perch or in flight display, a nasal buzz preceded and followed by shorter notes,... read more
Lush wet meadows and humid grasslands, nowadays particularly common in agricultural fields or... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly arthropods, also seeds. Insects and spiders (Araneae) comprised 75–85% of stomach contents in spring and summer in C Argentina... read more
Season Oct–Jan in Argentina. Probably some males polygynous. Breeds solitarily or, more usually, in loose colonies; in Entre R... read more
Probably resident in tropical and subtropical parts of range. Usually abandons nesting sites in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rather common to locally uncommon. Extending its range in many areas as a result of deforestation and expansion of agriculture.
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