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Pale-eyed Blackbird

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Photo by Luis RLa Rioja Wetlands, San Martin, Peru, March 2018
Photo by Luis R
La Rioja Wetlands, San Martin, Peru, March 2018
Agelasticus xanthophthalmus


[edit] Identification

20·5 cm (8 in)
Whitish eyes

[edit] Distribution

South America: found locally in marshes of eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
It has been placed in Chrysomus or in Agelasticus.

[edit] Habitat

Swamps. Particularly edges of well vegetated oxbow lakes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects and seeds.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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