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Freckle-breasted Thornbird

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Photo © by Francisco PaludoCapĂŁo Alto, SC, Brazil, February 2017
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
CapĂŁo Alto, SC, Brazil, February 2017
Phacellodomus striaticollis

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[edit] Identification

The name comes from the faint white freckling on the breast. Note also the yellow iris and the brown crown with faint pale shaft streaking.

[edit] Similar Species

Greater Thornbird

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in South-east Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and north-east Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Spot-breasted Thornbird was until recently treated as a subspecies of Freckle-breasted Thornbird.

[edit] Habitat

Almost always near water including thickets in marshes, borders of gallery woodland, etc.

[edit] Behaviour

Occasionally forages in the open.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - the passerines. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  3. BF Member observations

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