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Rufous Mourner

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Photo by Bjorn Svensson  Photo taken: Costa Rica
Photo by Bjorn Svensson
Photo taken: Costa Rica
Rhytipterna holerythra


[edit] Identification


  • Rufous plumage (brighter underparts)
  • Darker brown wings
  • Grey bill with pink or horn base

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
South America: Colombia and Ecuador

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • R. h. holerythra:
  • Gulf lowlands of south-eastern Mexico (Veracruz) to northern Colombia
  • R. h. rosenbergi:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland rainforest and humid primary forest up to 1200 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes large insects and caterpillars and many seeds and fruit.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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