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Pale Baywing

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Photo by Francisco PaludoPotengi, CE, Brazil, July 2017
Photo by Francisco Paludo
Potengi, CE, Brazil, July 2017
Agelaioides fringillarius


[edit] Identification

17·5 cm (7 in)
Sandy-brown overall with rufous wings, heavy black conical bill, black legs and eyes, dusky area around eye and dark lores.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in northeast Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Grayish Baywing.

[edit] Habitat

Semi-open habitats, including scrub and light woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

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] Diet

Their main diet consists of seeds (particularly maize) and arthropods. A group was once observed trying to catch a lizard.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of this species

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