French: Carouge guirahuro German: Gelbbürzelstärling Spanish: Tordo güirahuró
Paraguay and Río de la Plata
SE Brazil (S from S Goiás, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro) S to E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Corrientes and N Santa Fe, rarely N Entre Ríos) and N Uruguay.
Male average 25·5 cm and 91·2 g; female 81·9 g. Head to upper breast blackish-brown, upperparts brown, except for rich yellow rump; most of wing and tail... read more
Song a mix of whistles, warbles, slurs and nasal buzzes, usually slower, less screechy and more... read more
Marshes and adjoining uplands, bogs and wet grasslands; also humid or flooded savannas, provided... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, small vertebrates, and some seeds. Stomach contents in Paraguay included bugs (Hemiptera) and beetles (... read more
Season Oct–Jan in Paraguay and Oct–Nov in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul). Nests solitarily. Co-operative breeder, with up to six helpers at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in most of range; in Argentina common only in N Corrientes and S Misiones; numerous in E Paraguay, but rarer in the Chaco. A single old... read more
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