Archive for 'Donacobiidae'

Black-capped donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla)

Where there’s water there’s Black-capped donacobius, and the oxbow lake at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) is no exception – you’ll hear and see them all the time. It sounds like this:

Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla)

As I was slowly moving on the river of Fazenda San Francisco I noticed this bird in a dense thicket on the riverside. What’s peculiar is the white on its head, which should normally be all black, as well as having a bright and yellow iris. One possibility is that this is the supspecies albovittatus, […]