French: Tamatia chacuru German: Weißohr-Faulvogel Spanish: Buco chacurú
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. c. uncirostris
(Stolzmann, 1926) – E Peru, NE Bolivia and adjacent Brazil.
N. c. chacuru
(Vieillot, 1816) – NE, E & S Brazil, E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
21–22 cm; 48–64 g. White above bill, becoming narrow white crownstripe; short pale supercilium; white upper ear-coverts, malar region and throat; large black... read more
Loud, whistled whinnying song of c. 8 double low/high whistles, tremulous and descending, “... read more
Mid-stratum and edge of tropical dry forest, second growth, gallery forest, open woodland, wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Diet appears opportunistic. Arthropods, and small vertebrates such as lizards (e.g. Polychrus acutirostris, Cnemydophorus... read more
Sept–Jan/Feb in SE Brazil; at start of rains in C Brazil. Nest-hole dug in ground or bank, occasionally in road cutting or railroad... read more
Mainly resident; apparently migratory in extreme S.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon and local in Peru, where known from several widely scattered localities—the Mayo Valley (perhaps no recent records), the Apurí... read more
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