French: Butor zigzag German: Zickzackreiher Spanish: Avetigre enana
J. F. Gmelin
Poorly known. Basins of Rivers Orinoco, Negro and Amazon: E Colombia through C, S & E Venezuela to the Guianas and NC Brazil, extending SW to E Peru and NE Bolivia.
28–33 cm; 123 g. Easily identified by its small size, relatively short dark bill, dark vermiculated plumage and habit of perching more like a passerine than another... read more
Most frequently heard around dawn and dusk, and can be very responsive to playback. Primary... read more
Streams, slow-moving rivers, pools, oxbow lakes, marshes and swamps in tropical evergreen forest (... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known. Recorded taking small fish and flying insects, but is probably opportunistic. Main activity apparently occurs during day... read more
Season Apr–Jul in W of range (Ecuador); nests with eggs in Pantanal (S Mato Grosso, Brazil) in early Dec and Mar, and in N Mato... read more
No information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. It is easily overlooked, especially without knowledge of its voice, e.g. not recorded in intensively... read more
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