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Subspecies uncirostris
Photo by Rogerio Araújo Dias
Brasilia, Brazil
Nystalus chacuru


  • Mid-brown back, wings and crown
  • White and black flecked breast
  • White upper breast
  • White collar
  • White ear patch
  • Black eyes
  • Black encircling the white ear patch
  • Red, black-tipped hooked bill
Subspecies chacuru
Photo by Fritz73
San Pedro, Misiones, Argentina, 2004


South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • N. c. uncirostris:
  • N. c. chacuru:


Clearings in forests or woods and dry savanna.


The diet includes insects and other invertebrates.


  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. Avibase

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