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Photo © by Thibaud Aronson
Loretoyacu River, Amazon, Colombia, 12 November 2022
Knipolegus poecilocercus


12·7–13·5 cm

  • Black plumage with blue sheen
  • Long rictal bristles
  • Large eyes


South America: found in Colombia, southern Venezuela, western Guyana to eastern Ecuador, Peru and Amazonian Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Varzea forests, swamps and damp thickets.



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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