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Rufous Gnateater

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Photo by Ciro Albano Photographed: Guaramiranga -  Brazil.
Photo by Ciro Albano
Photographed: Guaramiranga - Brazil.
Conopophaga lineata

Includes Ceara Gnateater[2]


[edit] Identification

13cm. short tail and fairly long legs. Reddish-brown, white stripe above the eye (grey in the female) which ends in a tuft of feathers, short tail, long legs.

[edit] Distribution

Brazil, Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina and Uruguay.

[edit] Taxonomy

Three subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • C.l. cearae
  • C.l. lineata
  • C.l. vulgaris

The subspecies cearae was in the past considered a full species and may again warrant such recognition.[2][3]

[edit] Habitat

Forest understory and bushes.

[edit] Behaviour

They build a cup-shaped nest in a tree, made of sticks and moss. 2 buff-coloured eggs, oval or slightly conical in shape, are laid.

The diet includes insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at
  3. SACC baseline read March 2010

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