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Male
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Rio dos Cedros, SC, Brasil, May, 2018
Knipolegus nigerrimus

Identification

17·5–18 cm (6¾-7)
Male

  • Glossy bluish-black head
  • Short busy crest
  • White base of primaries visible in flight

Distribution

South America: found in eastern Brazil (north-eastern Bahia and Alagoas to north-eastern Rio Grande do Sul)

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Female
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Itamonte, MG, Brazil, July 2016

Cloud forest. Usually seen near trees or shrubs in grassy or rocky areas at heights around 1800–2700 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects.

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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)

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