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Attila rufus (Vieillot, 1819)
Endemic species from Brazil, the Gray-hooded Attila, or "capitão-de-saíra" in Portuguese, is also known in this country as "tinguá-açu" and "tinguaçu-de-cabeça-cinza". This bird is found exclusively in Brazil, in the Atlantic Forest region which runs from southern Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul. It is common in middle stratum and on the top of the trees of rainforests and forests in the mountains, both inside and on the edges. Has solitary life or in pairs, being more heard than seen.
I found it alone, on the edge of the mountain forest, and only had the chance for one click. The place where this photo was take is located in the mountains, hundred meters of sea level and has large number of insects, so, as this is a kind of insectivore bird, I am sure it was looking for food.
The town of the coordinates that I gave for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS.
Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 27, 2016
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