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Photo by Fabio
Bonito, Brazil, June 2006
Gubernetes yetapa


40 cm long; tail is up to 22 cm long

  • Grey back
  • Blackish wings, with a cinnamon-rufous patch
  • White throat outlined on the sides of the neck and the upper chest by a dark chestnut line


South America: found from eastern Bolivia to Paraguay, south-central and south-eastern Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Cerrado/dry forest, marshes, near swampy areas, open woodland.

Photo by ibera
Esteros del Ibera, Argentina, October 2006


It perches on bushes while searching for its prey.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Wikipedia

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