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Russet-winged Spadebill - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Lcverissimo
Ribeirão Grande, SP, Brazil, January 2015
Platyrinchus leucoryphus


12·5 cm (5 in)

  • Olive-brown crown
  • White coronal patch mostly concealed
  • Pale yellowish supraloral spot


South America: found from South East Brazil (Espírito Santo) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


They like the undergrowth in humid forest, and medium levels in mature second growth forests.



Their main diet appears to consist of small arthropods like katydids and cockroaches.


They build a cup-shaped nest from dried leaves woven with lichen fibre.


Recording by Andrew Whitehouse


  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 December 2016)

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