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Pale-eyed Blackbird - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Luis R
La Rioja Wetlands, San Martin, Peru, March 2018
Agelasticus xanthophthalmus


20·5 cm (8 in)
Whitish eyes


South America: found locally in marshes of eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].
It has been placed in Chrysomus or in Agelasticus.


Swamps. Particularly edges of well vegetated oxbow lakes.



Their main diet consists of insects and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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