Tico tico gray king
The Fret-King-gray tanager is a passerine family. Also known as open-close, maria-tape (Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco and Paraíba), cravina, little cock-of-saw, battle, fret-the-backwoods and Fret-King, spring (Rio grande North), cock-of-campinha (north of Bahia) and sibispo. Formerly known by the name científicoCoryphospingus pileatus.
It is approximately 13.5cm length. The female is brown-gray tops, whitish on the lower parts, with the chest and sides of the striated gray. The male when excited, opens and closes the red and black crest.
It is predominately granivorous, crushing the seeds with the tip. She also eats insects and other arthropods.
Makes the nest bowl-shaped, semi-spherical. Each litter is generally between 3 and 5 eggs, and 2 to 3 offspring per season. The chicks hatch after 13 days. Its nest is parasitized by turns shit (Molothrus bonariensis), which lays eggs for female Fret-King-gray hatch.
He lives in savanna, dry forest and dunes. In Mato Grosso, Goiás and western Minas Gerais approaches the Lanio cucullatus (Tico-tico-king) lying with him in certain places and with it hybridizing up. Walking on the ground or in low bushes, the little ground clearance. In the bush, looking for the few sources of water in large flocks.