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Gray-hooded Attila - BirdForum Opus

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


20–21 cm

  • Grey head and nape
  • Grey legs


South America: endemic to Brazil



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)


Slope of Atlantic rainforest, forest edges and scrub.



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

They follow army ant swarms.


  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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