BIRD OF THE WEEK — CEARÁ GNATEATER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,200 members and over 62,000 photos and videos.

American Bird Conservancy 

BIRD OF THE WEEK

CEARÁ GNATEATER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Conopophaga cearae
POPULATION: Unknown
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Upland evergreen forest; endemic to Brazil

The stub-tailed, long-legged Ceará Gnateater was once considered a subspecies of the more widespread Rufous Gnateater. Differences in voice and morphology recently led to the bird being split into a separate species. Like the endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet, the Ceará Gnateater is only found in isolated mountain forests of northeastern Brazil.

The stocky little bird is sometimes called chupa-dente (literally, spitter) in Portuguese, after its harsh calls. Still considered common, the species occurs in a very restricted range, so is vulnerable to habitat loss

Top Contributors

DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos
Cardenal Común (Paroaria Coronata)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

"My eyes are bigger than my stomach."//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Male Purple Honeycreeper//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

IMG_9069//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Blue-and-white flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) 白腹姬鹟 bái fù jī wēng//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Mallard Ducklings 16-0604-0307//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

SCARLET-BELLIED MOUNTAIN TANAGER Anisognathus igniventris at the Yanacocha Reserve in Northwestern ECUADOR. Mountain-Tanager Photo by Peter Wendelken.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Bot.Garten - Wilhelma, Palmkakadu , 75070/6727//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Winter Wren//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

IMG_4276//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Passero Europeo//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Orange bellied leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) 橙腹叶鹎 chéng fù yè bēi//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Goldfinch//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s