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Cinnamon Attila - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Stanley Jones
Yasuni National Park, Orellana Province,Ecuador, January 2016
Attila cinnamomeus


19-20 cm
Mostly cinnamon-rufous, a little brighter on upperparts than underparts. Wings have contrasting black on primaries, and less strong contrast on coverts which are dusky with rufous edges. Bill black, eye dark brown.


South America: found around Amazon and Orinoco rivers and subsidiaries in Colombia, southern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, northern Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Has been split from Ochraceous Attila


Swamps, seasonally flooded forest and similar habitats, where frequently found at edges.


Usually found alone or in pairs, not in mixed flocks. Has a habit of pumping its tail downwards.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ridgely, R.S., & P.J. Greenfield (2001). "The Birds of Ecuador - Field Guide". Comstock/Cornell Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8014-8721-7
  3. Walther, B. (2020). Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.cinatt1.01

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