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Plain Softtail

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Subspecies dimorphaPhoto © by Jones Stanley JonesAmazonia Lodge, Atalaya, Río Altos Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, September 2018
Subspecies dimorpha
Photo © by Jones Stanley Jones
Amazonia Lodge, Atalaya, Río Altos Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, September 2018
Thripophaga fusciceps


[edit] Identification

16–18 cm (6¼-7 in)

  • Light brownish-grey face
  • Dark eyeline
  • Pale supercilium
  • Pale greyish-brown crown

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • T. f. dimorpha:
  • Locally in north-eastern Ecuador and north-eastern Peru; south-eastern Peru (Pasco south to Puno)
  • T. f. obidensis:
  • East Amazonian Brazil (mouth of Rio Madeira to Rio Tapajós)
  • T. f. fusciceps:
  • North Bolivia (Beni, eastern La Paz and northern Cochabamba)

[edit] Habitat

Flooded evergreen forests and riverside forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of arthropods. They generally feed in pairs or small groups, though may often be seen in mixed species flocks.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a round nest with two tubular entrances at the bottom.It is formed from twigs and soft plant material.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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