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Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, March 2014
Corythopis torquata


13·5–14 cm (5¼-5½ in)

  • Greyish-brown crown
  • Tawny patch on upper back, side-neck and upper shoulders
  • White throat
  • Broad black band across breast
  • White belly
  • Short tail
  • Long, strong legs


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. t. sarayacuensis:
  • C. t. torquatus:
  • C. t. anthoides:


Tropical rain Forest, swamps, terra firme and seasonally flooded forests.



Their diet consists beetles, ants, and wasps; sometimes lizards and frogs are included.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)
  4. Arthur Grosset
  5. BF Member observations
  6. Wikipedia

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