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Gray-hooded Attila - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Luiz
in Serrinha do Alambari, Resende RJ, Brazil, January 2007
Attila rufus

Identification

20–21 cm

  • Grey head and nape
  • Grey legs

Distribution

South America: endemic to Brazil

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. r. hellmayri:
  • Tropical eastern Brazil (central Bahia)
  • A. r. rufus:
  • Tropical south-eastern Brazil (Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul)

Habitat

Slope of Atlantic rainforest, forest edges and scrub.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of ants, butterflies, fruits and tree frogs.

They follow army ant swarms.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2014)

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