Donacobiidae – Black-capped Donacobius

Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla) ©©

Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla) ©©

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CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Donacobiidae – Black-capped Donacobius


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Donacobius
Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla)

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The Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla) is a conspicuous, vocal South American bird. It is found in tropical swamps and wetlands in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela; also Panama of Central America.

Mating for life, pairs of Black-capped Donacobiuses can be seen frequently and throughout the day atop thickets of dense lakeside or streamside vegetation. They often will engage in antiphonic dueting. Adult offspring will remain with their parents and help raise siblings from subsequent nesting periods in a system of cooperative breeding. (Wikipedia)

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