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Chestnut-capped Blackbird

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MalePhoto © by Xyko PaludoLaguna, SC, Brazil, October 2017
Male
Photo © by Xyko Paludo
Laguna, SC, Brazil, October 2017
Chrysomus ruficapillus

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[edit] Identification

Male average18·5 cm (7¼ In); female average 17·1 cm (7¾ in)
Male

  • Mainly black
  • Chestnut cap and throat

Female

  • Dull olive brown
  • Yellow throat

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto © by OrozimboLins SP Brazil
Female
Photo © by Orozimbo
Lins SP Brazil

South America: found from French Guiana and Brazil to Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This species has previously been thought to belong to the genus Agelaius.

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. r. frontalis:
  • C. r. ruficapillus:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland marshes, reed beds and rice fields.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of seeds (particularly rise seed), insects and spiders.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is built in a paddy field. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 13 days. The young fledge about 14 days later.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)
  4. BioOne Online Journal

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