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Hooded Gnateater - BirdForum Opus

Conopophaga roberti


11-14 cm.

  • Black head and neck, continuing to lower breast
  • White postocular tuft
  • Rich chestnut-brown upperparts
  • Grey flanks
  • White belly patch
  • Black bill, lower mandible flesh-coloured

Females have rufous crown, paler rufous ear-coverts and grey underparts, except for white throat and white belly patch.
Juvenile undescribed.


South America: found in north-eastern Brazil (eastern Pará to western Ceará and southern Piauí).
Fairly common in parts of its range.


This is a monotypic species.
Closely related to Rufous Gnateater.


In thickets at edge of humid rainforest (western end of range) to edge of more seasonally xeric tall woodland in eastern part of range.
Occurs in lowlands.



Feeds on small arthropods. Takes food from foliage and leaf litter near or on the ground.


Not much information. One recorded nest was almost complet in mid-April.


  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. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334504

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