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Rufous-browed Peppershrike Picture
 
 

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SPECIES INFO

The Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Cyclarhis gujanensis, is a passerine bird in the vireo family.

It breeds in open woodland and cultivation with some tall trees from Mexico and Trinidad south to Argentina and Uruguay.

The nest is a flimsy cup high in a tree with a typical clutch of two or three pinkish-white eggs lightly blotched with brown.

The adult Rufous-browed Peppershrike is 15cm long and weighs 28g. It is bull-headed with a shrike-like bill. The head is grey with a strong rufous eyebrow.. The upperparts are green, and the yellow throat and breast shade into a white belly. Southern forms are darker with a narrower eyebrow.

The song is a whistled phrase with the rhythm Do you wash every week?, but each bird has individual variations. It is often heard but hard to see as it feeds on insects and spiders high in the foliage.

The song of the Rufous-browed Peppershrike.

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