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Russet-winged Spadebill

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Photo by LcverissimoRibeir√£o Grande, SP, Brazil, January 2015
Photo by Lcverissimo
Ribeir√£o Grande, SP, Brazil, January 2015
Platyrinchus leucoryphus


[edit] Identification

12·5 cm (5 in)

  • Olive-brown crown
  • White coronal patch mostly concealed
  • Pale yellowish supraloral spot

[edit] Distribution

South America: found from South East Brazil (Espírito Santo) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

They like the undergrowth in humid forest, and medium levels in mature second growth forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet appears to consist of small arthropods like katydids and cockroaches.

[edit] Breeding

They build a cup-shaped nest from dried leaves woven with lichen fibre.

[edit] Vocalisation

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Recording by Andrew Whitehouse

[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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)

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