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Papa-taoca-do-sul (White-shouldered Fire-eye) - Male

Pyriglena leucoptera (Vieillot, 1818)


The "papa-taoca-do-sul" (Pyriglena leucoptera) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae, found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay and mesuring about 17 centimeters. The male is glossy black, with red eyes and has two white stripes on the wings and hidden white dorsal area. The female is brown with lighter bottoms, with the same eyes and hidden macula of males.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests and occurs from Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.


The town of the coordinates (lat: -22.538471, long: -43.228296) that I used for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map tool of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS, as shown here:

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Wow fantastic!

armadeus.4 5 years ago

Love that bright red eye :)

Beauty !

Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2016

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