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Pseudoleistes virescens
Photo by Jamfaraco
Itapirubá, Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil, April 2005

Identification

21-24cm

  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Bright yellow belly and lower breast
  • Yellow shoulder patch
  • Long, thin, black bill

Distribution

South America: found in extreme southern Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Wetlands, grassland and marshes.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes invertebrates and seeds.

Breeding

The female builds the nest in marshy vegetation. The clutch consists of 4-5 eggs.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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