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Photo by Jamfaraco
Lages/SC, Brasil, April 2004
Pseudoleistes guirahuro


25·5 cm (10 in)

  • Dark blackish-brown overall plumage (therefore looks black)
  • Bright yellow rump, shoulder and underparts


South America: found from eastern Paraguay to southern Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


Marshes, bogs, wet grassland and nearby uplands.


Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, December 2015

They usually travel around in noisy flocks.


Their main diet consists of insects, including arthropods and small vertebrates. They will also eat some seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2016)

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