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Citron-bellied Attila

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Attila citriniventris


[edit] Identification

~18 cm
Mostly rufous with paler rump, and with yellow central belly and vent. Head is medium grey, but throat can be whitish, grey, or similar to breast. Eye is reddish and bill grey to horn or pink.

[edit] Distribution

Western Amazonia in South America: found in eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, eastern Ecuador, north-eastern Peru (Loreto) and western Amazonian Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lowland moist forests where found from mid-story to canopy.

[edit] Behaviour

Feeds on invertebrates and fruit. Often feeds alone but sometimes with mixed flocks. Often spends time on a perch from where it then flies out to catch the food.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from
  2. Schulenberg, T. S. & Stotz, D. F. & Lane, D. F. & O'Neill, J. P. & Parker III, T. A. & Egg, A. B. (2010). Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691130231
  3. Walther, B. (2020). Citron-bellied Attila (Attila citriniventris), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.

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