|Rufous Gnateater Conopophaga
Brazilian name: Chupa-dente
The Rufous Gnateater is distributed in eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north-east Argentina. It is found, usually perched close to the ground, in the undergrowth of humid forest and secondary growth.
|It is brown above with a grey
supercilium and whitish tuft behind the eye while the underparts
are rufous-orange with white on the centre of the belly. The
lower mandible of the bill is flesh-coloured. The female, as seen
in photos 1 to 3, has a less obvious supercilium.
Photos 4, 5 and 6 are males of the sub-species C. l. cearae which differs from the nominate in having a more deeply orange plumage and no obvious white crescent on the breast. Note that photos 4 and 5 were taken without flash while photo 6 was with flash.
They feed on insects in the leaf litter and foliage on or near the ground.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is page with excellent photos on Wikiaves.|
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