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Rufous Gnateater

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Photo by Francisco PaludoCampina Grande do Sul, ParanĂ¡, Brazil, June 2016
Photo by Francisco Paludo
Campina Grande do Sul, ParanĂ¡, Brazil, June 2016
Conopophaga lineata


[edit] Identification

13cm. short tail and fairly long legs. Reddish-brown, white stripe above the eye (grey in the female) which ends in a tuft of feathers, short tail, long legs.

[edit] Distribution

Brazil, Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina and Uruguay.

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • C.l. lineata
  • C.l. vulgaris

Formerly considered conspecific with Ceara Gnateater.

[edit] Habitat

Forest understory and bushes.

[edit] Behaviour

They build a cup-shaped nest in a tree, made of sticks and moss. 2 buff-coloured eggs, oval or slightly conical in shape, are laid.

The diet includes insects.

[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. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at
  3. SACC baseline read March 2010

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