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Photo by arthurgrosset
Intervales State Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2004
Mackenziaena leachii


The male is black with small white spots everywhere except on its throat and chest.

The female is black with large rufous spots on the crown and neck and smaller rufous spots elsewhere.


South America: found in a small area overlapping south-eastern Brazil (Minas Gerais), eastern Paraguay and extreme north-eastern Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


Atlantic Rain Forest, associated with stands of bamboo.



  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. Arthur Grosset

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