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Male
Photo © by Xyko Paludo
Laguna, SC, Brazil, October 2017
Chrysomus ruficapillus

Identification

Male average18·5 cm (7¼ In); female average 17·1 cm (7¾ in)
Male

  • Mainly black
  • Chestnut cap and throat

Female

  • Dull olive brown
  • Yellow throat

Distribution

Female
Photo © by Orozimbo
Lins SP Brazil

South America: found from French Guiana and Brazil to Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.

Taxonomy

This species has previously been thought to belong to the genus Agelaius.

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. r. frontalis:
  • C. r. ruficapillus:

Habitat

Lowland marshes, reed beds and rice fields.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of seeds (particularly rise seed), insects and spiders.

Breeding

The nest is built in a paddy field. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 13 days. The young fledge about 14 days later.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)
  4. BioOne Online Journal

Recommended Citation

External Links

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