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Photo by Valéry Schollaert
Manaus, Brazil, December 2008
Berlepschia rikeri


  • Bright chestnut-brown back, wings and tail
  • Black head, neck and underparts with white streaks


South America: found in south-eastern Colombia to eastern Peru, north-western Bolivia, the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil.and Venezuela.

Photo by Jacamar
Glasgow, East Bank Berbice, Guyana, June 2005


This is a monotypic species[1].


These birds forage almost exclusively in palm and coconut trees. Locally distributed in thickets, open fields and savannas with Mauritia and other palms.



It's diet consists almost entirely of insects and invertebrates found in mauritia palm fronds


It builds its nest at the base of the fronds.


  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

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