French: Attila à calotte grise German: Weißaugen-Attilatyrann Spanish: Atila ojiblanco
Other common names: Dull-capped Attila
Guarayos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. nattereri
Hellmayr, 1902 – extreme SE Colombia (SE Amazonas), E Peru (NE Loreto) and C Brazil (both banks of middle and lower Amazon E from left bank of lower R Madeira); recorded twice in Ecuador#R.
A. b. bolivianus
Lafresnaye, 1848 – E Peru (S from S Loreto), SW Brazil (SW Amazonas to SW Mato Grosso) and N & E Bolivia.
19–22 cm; 40–45 g. Distinctive pale yellowish-white eyes, horn-coloured bill mostly pinkish-tinged below, blue-grey legs. Has rufous-brown head and upperparts,... read more
Main song a leisurely ascending series of 4–8 “whéep” whistles followed by... read more
Várzea and other swampy forests and edge, often along rivers or on river islands;... read more
Food and feeding
Larger arthropods, also fruit. Feeds alone or in pairs, sometimes in mixed-species flocks, in open forest understorey and mid-storey.... read more
Gonads enlarged in Sept, in SE Peru. Nest found in Jun in Colombia, a rusty-coloured mossy cup made from rootlets, moss and plant fibres,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Given that much of its habitat within its relatively large range remains more or less undisturbed, it is not at any risk.... read more
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