- Coccyzus euleri
28cm (11 in).
- Uniform earth-brown upperparts
- Light pearly-grey below, whitish centre of belly
- Long, blackish tail with white tips
- Grey to black eyering
- Brown to black eye
- Bill black above, mostly orange or yellow below
Sexes similar, juveniles have rufous wings.
Found from northeast Colombia and the Guianas through Amazonia and eastern Brazil south to northern Argentina. Probably only a winter visitor to Colombia and the Guianas.
Rare to uncommon in its range.
Tropical evergreen forest, gallery forest and secondary forest. Also in scrub and sandy woodland. Occurs from sea-level up to 900m.
Feeds on insects, mainly caterpillars.
Little known. Breeding recorded in October. No nest described.
An austral migrant. Limits of breeding and non-breeding grounds not well known.
- 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221
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