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Photo by Carlos Henrique
Guaraú - Peruíbe - SP - Brazil, September 2008
Myiornis auricularis

Identification

A tiny bird at 7.5 cm or 3 inches
Notable features are the cinnamon-buff area around the eye, the grey head and neck, black spot around the ear and the underpart streaking and colouring.

Distribution

South America: found in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Myiornis auricularis has two subspecies[1]:

  • M. a. cinereicollis
  • M. a. auricularis

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest, edges and clearings.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects.

Breeding

They construct a purse-shaped nest which has a side entrance, from twigs, stems and leaves.

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. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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