Yellow-rumped Marshbird Pseudoleistes guirahuro

Brazilian name: chopim-do-brejo

Yellow-rumped Marshbird, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Brazil

The Yellow-rumped Marshbird is dark brown (appearing black) with rump, shoulder and underparts bright yellow .

Yellow-rumped Marshbird, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image They are found from south Goiás and Minas Gerais through south east Brazil to Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina.

As the name implies they are usually found close to water. They are loud and conspicuous normally occurring in flocks of about a dozen or so birds

Yellow-rumped Marshbird, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image Photo 4 shows a fledgling which can only have been out of the nest for a few hours. It was finding it quite hard to fly and was being fed by an adult.

There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
Fledgling Yellow-rumped Marshbird, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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