French: Fournier bridé German: Schwarzspitzentöpfer Spanish: Hornero colibandeado
Other common names:
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Subspecies and Distribution
F. f. pileatus
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1878 – EC Brazil from E Amazonas E to C Pará and NW Goiás (upper R Araguaia).
F. f. figulus
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – E Brazil (E from Maranhão, S Bahia, N & E Minas Gerais, and recently expanded throughout Rio de Janeiro#R and São Paulo#R).
15–16 cm; 28 g. Small hornero with fairly long, nearly straight bill. Nominate race has conspicuous whitish supercilium extending to nape side, dingy rufous loral area... read more
Song a series of 6–10 staccato “chik” notes, decelerating and descending in pitch... read more
River-edge woodland and second-growth scrub, including in disturbed open areas, gardens, pastures... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; one stomach contained 16 Coleoptera, 2 Hemiptera, and a snail (Hydrobiidae). Forages singly or in pairs. Walks on ground,... read more
Eggs in Apr; fledglings in Mar. Presumably monogamous. Nest a shallow open cup made from grass and plant fibres, lined with feathers and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Global population probably very small owing to patchy distribution of habitat and linear geographical range. Occurs in Rio Doce and... read more
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