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Amazonian Grosbeak Cyanoloxia rothschildii

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cardinalidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Drew Fitzgibbon and Nicholas L. Block

Diet and Foraging


There is very little information on the diet of Amazonian Grosbeak. Apparently it mostly consumes seeds and fruit, although perhaps it also eats some insects. The few stomachs that have been examined contained a small quantity of seeds (Schubart et al. 1965), berries and fruits (Haverschmidt 1968), and fruit (Willard et al. 1991). It also has been observed consuming seeds of Guadua bamboo (Lebbin 2006).

Foraging Behavior

There is very little information on the foraging behavior of Amazonian Grosbeak.

Recommended Citation

Fitzgibbon, D. and N. L. Block (2018). Amazonian Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia rothschildii), version 2.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.