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Photo by Francisco Paludo
Location: Serra Bonita Private Reserve, Bahia, Brazil
Selenidera maculirostris


33–37 cm (13-14½ in)

  • Black head and breast
  • Greenish bare skin round the eye
  • Yellow eat tufts
  • Yellow hind collar
  • Green upperparts
  • Yellow flank
  • Red vent
  • Ivory bill with yellow tip and black vertical stripes

Female: similar to male

  • Purplish-chestnut head and breast


Photo by Lcverissimo
Londrina, Paraná, Brazil, February 2012

South America: found in Atlantic forests of south-eastern Brazil to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist primary forest, gallery forest and palm groves.



The diet consists mainly of fruits of the palms and of Cecropia but also insects and small vertebrates.


The male feeds the female during courtship. The pair are territorial.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)

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