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Rufous Gnateater - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Mucugê, BA, Brasil, January, 2019
Conopophaga lineata


13cm. short tail and fairly long legs. Reddish-brown, white stripe above the eye (grey in the female) which ends in a tuft of feathers, short tail, long legs.


Brazil, Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina and Uruguay.


Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • C.l. lineata
  • C.l. vulgaris

Formerly considered conspecific with Ceara Gnateater.


Forest understory and bushes.


They build a cup-shaped nest in a tree, made of sticks and moss. 2 buff-coloured eggs, oval or slightly conical in shape, are laid.

The diet includes insects.


  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. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. SACC baseline read March 2010

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