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Photo by Valéry Schollaert
Manaus, Brazil, December 2008
Leucopternis melanops

Identification

37-42cm
Blackish slate cap and hind neck, white spots on wing coverts and scapulars, orbital eye ring white underparts, brown eyes, dark tail with single white bar (juveniles have two bars), yellow feet.

Sexes similar.

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil

Taxonomy

Photo by alexandre vinot
French Guiana, February 2007

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Moist lowland forests, swampy forest and along wooded river banks.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes birds, snakes, and invertebrates such as beetles.

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

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