sexta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2013

Becard black hat


Becard black hat

This bird, like other Tityridae, belonged to Cotingidae family and was called Platypsaris rufus.
The Becard-de-hat-black passerine bird is a family of Tityridae. Also known as cinnamon, Becard, Becard-de-hat-black and Becard-crested.
features

All male dark, black in back and head, gray on the ventral region. On the wings, some white feathers, rarely visible in the distance. Female brown, lighter in the ventral region. In the head, the characteristic dark gray top, in stark contrast to the body. Clear area in front of the eyes, a feature similar to other species of this genus, but virtually invisible in the male.
Worthy of mention are one of its much altered primary pinions and the white spot of the back, visible only when the feathers are raised as is the case with several formicarídeos. Her singing is reminiscent of hummingbirds, and the corner of the most melodious female than the male, an exception in the world of birds. Rarely issue a call down anasalado.
food

Associate up to mixed flocks, though they seek invertebrates and little fruits in isolation too. Have preferred landing in the woods and, once located, let us observe long periods where are the moving insect lurking.
reproduction

The nest, usually pending, calls away attention for being a large building of vegetable fiber, with the entrance on the side and the oviposition chamber at the top. The male sometimes helps in building the nest, but only the female incubates the eggs that can be olive, brown or pale gray with brown-blackish spots. The incubation time is probably 18 or 19 days and the chicks are fed by the couple.
habits

Lives in pairs, occasionally family groups. Stands out in the vegetation, enjoying stay in exposed perches above the riparian forest, savanna or dry forest, and just below the canopy and in the middle part of the forest.

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