Brazilian name: Bico-virado-da-caatinga
de Araripe, Ceará, Brazil
The Great Xenops is a Brazilian endemic. It was previously classified as Near Threatened but is now regarded as being less under threat given its apparent tolerance to degradation of its habitat. It is only found in the caatinga woodland of north-east Brazil.
|Despite its name it is not a xenops at
all. It does not have the typical stiffened tail and it forages for
insects more like a foliage-gleaner.
It probably got its name as a result of its sharply upturned lower mandible which is pale at the base. It is a magnificent shade of cinnamon-rufous with a contrasting white throat and a bit of grey around the eyes.
|It feeds on ants, beetles, caterpillars
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map on NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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