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Subspecies unirufus
Photo © by darwin1601
La Selva, Costa Rica, June 2019
Lipaugus unirufus

Identification

23–24 cm (9-9½ in)

  • Cinnamon-brown overall plumage
  • Darker crown, wings and tail
  • Lighter underparts

Distribution

Central America and South America
Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia and Ecuador

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • L. u. unirufus:
  • L. u. castaneotinctus:
  • Tropical south-western Colombia to north-western Ecuador

Habitat

Humid forest and mature second growth up to 1200 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mainly of fruits (especially palm fruit) and insects.

Breeding

The breeding season runs from March to August. They may have a second brood.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2019)

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