Dull-capped Attila Attila bolivianus


Also known as the White-eyed Attila, two subspecies of the Dull-capped Attila are recognized across the species’ comparatively wide range, principally over western and southern Amazonia, and these differ in the overall darkness of the upperparts, especially the crown. It is principally an uncommon inhabitant of seasonally flooded forests, including on river islands, as well as gallery woodland in the Brazilian Pantanal, where it feeds alone or in pairs, and sometimes joins mixed-species foraging flocks. Nonetheless, the species is probably most frequently detected by virtue of its loud whistled song. Mainly rufous-brown, the White-eyed Attila is most easily identified by the pale yellowish-white irides, although the large body, and long bill and tail are useful structural distinctions from other attilas.

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Recommended Citation

Dull-capped Attila (Attila bolivianus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: