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Machetornis rixosa
Photo by Fabio
Porto Alegre Brazil, July, 2009

Identification

  • Olive brown back
  • Pale tipped tail
  • Yellow underparts
  • Grey head
  • Pale lemon throat
  • Dark eye stripe
  • Black legs and feet
  • Straight black bill

Male has an orange crest which is usually concealed

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

Photo by erikat
Paraty, RJ State,Brazil, May, 2009

Taxonomy

The scientific name has been spelled rixosus in the past.

Subspecies[1]

There are 3 subspecies.

  • M. r. flavigularis:
  • M. r. obscurodorsalis:
  • M. r. rixosa:

Habitat

Pastures.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects found on, and disturbed by, mammals.

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. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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