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Semi-arid woodland, scrub and lowland pastures. Semi-arid woodland, scrub and lowland pastures.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +====Actions====
 +They hunt from an exposed perch, sallying in the air for flying insects or dropping to the ground.
 +====Breeding====
 +Breeds from September to December. Female builds a small cup-shaped nest of dry sticks interlaced with grass stems and lined with lichen, moss, wool
 +feathers or hair and placed in a tree or bush. The clutch is 2-4 creamy white eggs marked with red spots.
 +====Diet====
 +Mostly insects but they also eat fruit, especially in winter.
 +====Movements====
 +Mostly resident but southern populations migrate north in May returning in November.
 +====Vocalisations====
 +Calls include a soft, subdued ''pit'' or ''whit'' and a brief high-pitched ''tseet'' sometimes given in series. Song consists of short call notes terminating in a flourish: ''pit wheet whut T-T-wheeeooo''.
 +
==References== ==References==
#{{Ref-Clements6thAug18}}#Portman, M., A. Brush, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Fire-eyed Diucon (''Xolmis pyrope''), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fiediu1.01 #{{Ref-Clements6thAug18}}#Portman, M., A. Brush, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Fire-eyed Diucon (''Xolmis pyrope''), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fiediu1.01

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Photo by Rodrigo ReyesTamango National Park, Cochrane, Chile, December 2005
Photo by Rodrigo Reyes
Tamango National Park, Cochrane, Chile, December 2005
Xolmis pyrope

Contents

Identification

Distribution

South America: found in Chile and adjacent Argentina.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • X. p. pyrope:
  • X. p. fortis:
  • ChiloΓ© Island (Chile)

Habitat

Semi-arid woodland, scrub and lowland pastures.

Behaviour

Actions

They hunt from an exposed perch, sallying in the air for flying insects or dropping to the ground.

Breeding

Breeds from September to December. Female builds a small cup-shaped nest of dry sticks interlaced with grass stems and lined with lichen, moss, wool feathers or hair and placed in a tree or bush. The clutch is 2-4 creamy white eggs marked with red spots.

Diet

Mostly insects but they also eat fruit, especially in winter.

Movements

Mostly resident but southern populations migrate north in May returning in November.

Vocalisations

Calls include a soft, subdued pit or whit and a brief high-pitched tseet sometimes given in series. Song consists of short call notes terminating in a flourish: pit wheet whut T-T-wheeeooo.

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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Portman, M., A. Brush, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fiediu1.01
  3. Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2019). Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57424 on 23 January 2019).
  4. Jaramillo, A. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117409

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