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This species is found in almost the entire country. It moves through the vegetation with movements reminiscent of squirrels and then glides down.


It measures about 30 cm and weighs around 98 g. It has red eyes, light bluish gray legs, pale greenish yellow beak and naked orbital skin or red orbital ring for populations east of the Andes. Above it is brown with a long graduated tail, ruffed above with a black subterminal band and white tips. Their throat is rufous, their chest and abdomen are gray, their undertail-coverts are black, and the underside of their tail is dark brown with broad white tips. The young are similar but with the tail without a black band, gray horn bill, gray legs, brown irises and gray skin around the eye.


It is found from both the coast of Mexico and through Central America to southern Bolivia, northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil. In Colombia it is found throughout the national territory up to 2700 m above sea level.


It is found in dry forests, humid forests, gallery forests, mangroves, floodplains, advanced secondary growth forests, grasslands with scattered trees, coffee plantations, and near waterways in dry areas.


It feeds on insects, mainly caterpillars, moths, grasshoppers, beetles, and ants.


Its nest is a fragile platform of leaves and sticks that it builds in the fork of a tree or bush. The size of their position is 2 or 3 white eggs, which both sexes incubate for 18 days in periods of 6 to 8 hours each. The young are fed by both parents with large insects and leave the nest before they can fly


It remains solitary, in pairs and sometimes in mixed flocks, searching for insects among the canopy and sub-canopy foliage. It is often seen climbing tangled lianas, jumping from branch to branch, or running along them like a squirrel, after which it glides through open spaces with shallow wingbeats. Sometimes it follows legionary ants and catches flying ants using short flights from a perch.


Some authors consider that the Mexican and thermophila races could belong to different species.

Conservation status

It is classified as a species of least concern

Vocalization/ Song



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