Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Rufous-browed Peppershrike


Rufous-browed PeppershrikeThe Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Cyclarhis gujanensis, can be found in Mexico and Trinidad south to Argentina and Uruguay. They inhabit open woodland and cultivations with some tall trees.


Description:

The adult Rufous-browed Peppershrike is 15cm long and weighs 28g. It is bull-headed with a shrike-like bill. The head is grey with a strong rufous eyebrow.. The upperparts are green, and the yellow throat and breast shade into a white belly.

Southern forms are darker with a narrower eyebrow.


Breeding / Nesting:

The nest is a flimsy cup high in a tree with a typical clutch of two or three pinkish-white eggs lightly blotched with brown.


Diet:

It feeds on insects and spiders.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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