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Photo by: Valery Schollaert
La Selva, Ecuador, August 2009
Dendrexetastes rufigula

Identification

22-27cm

  • Brown crown with white spots
  • Chestnut back
  • Tawny throat
  • Brown breast streaked tawny
  • Brown belly with black bars
  • White spotted collar
  • Heavy, pale bill

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • D. r. devillei:
  • D. r. rufigula:
  • D. r. moniliger:
  • Western Brazil (Rio Madeira to Amazonas/Mato Grosso border)
  • D. r. paraensis:
  • North-eastern Brazil (south of the Amazon in Pará)

Habitat

Humid forests, especially with palm trees, and swamps.

Behaviour

Breeding

They nest in a cavity or old woodpecker nest. 2-3 eggs are laid.

Diet

The diet includes locusts, beetles and fruit.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Avibirds

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