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Subspecies S. m. brevirostris
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Near Dean Funes in route to Tafi del Valle, Córdoba Province, Argentina, 6 October 2019
Sublegatus modestus


13 cm (5 in)

  • Greyish-brown upperparts
  • Pale supercilium
  • Dusky-grey wings
  • Light grey wing bars


South America,: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay andArgentina

Subspecies S. m. modestus
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Potengi, CE, Brazil, July 2017



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • S. m. modestus:
  • Tropical eastern Peru to eastern Brazil (Maranhão, Pernambuco and Paraná)
  • S. m. brevirostris:


They breed in dry scrub and open deciduous woodland.



Their main diet consists of arthropods.


  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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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