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Alternative names: Black-capped Mockingthrush; Black-capped Mockingwren
21-22cm (8Â¼-8Â¾ in)
Juvenile is more dusky, has darker eye, and shows a white line behind the eye.
Subspecies albovittatus shows the white line in all ages
There are 4 subspecies:
Grass or marsh surrounding pools, lakes and rivers in lowlands.
The nest is an open cup always with a close relationship to water (near or over). Eggs are a purplish white with reddish or purplish spots and blotches. The female incubates the eggs for 16-18 days. Both sexes, with the assistance of young from a previous, year feed the chicks.
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