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Grayish Baywing

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Photo © by Fabio Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2005
Photo © by Fabio
Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2005
Agelaioides badius


[edit] Identification

Light brown overall with rufous wings, heavy black conical bill, black legs and eyes, and black lores.

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

Especially older checklists have placed this species in the genus Molothrus, but it is now placed in genus Agelaioides.
Pale Baywing was formerly included in this species.

[edit] Subspecies

Photo © by Pantanal1Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Photo © by Pantanal1
Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil

This is a polytypic species consisting of two subspecies[1]:

  • A. b. badius:
  • A. b. bolivianus:
  • Highlands of central and southern Bolivia

[edit] Habitat

Semi-open habitats, including scrub and light woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

It sometimes builds its own nest or uses those of other birds. It is a victim of brood parasitism by other cowbirds mainly the Screaming Cowbird Molothrus rufoaxillaris.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of this species

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