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Baryphthengus ruficapillus (Rufous-capped Motmot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The rufous-capped motmot (Baryphthengus ruficapillus) is a species of bird in the Momotidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.8368
EDGE Score: 2.69711


Adult Weight [1]  158 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  50 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Campos Rupestres montane savanna Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ñacunday National Park II 5435 Paraguay  
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Caaguazú National Park II 33073 Paraguay  
Carapá Biological Refuge IV 9071 Paraguay  
Cerro Corá National Park II 31326 Paraguay  
Cordillera Volcanica Central Forest Reserve VI 150571 Costa Rica  
Itabó Biological Reserve IV 34092 Paraguay  
Itatiaia National Park II 69730 Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Kuri'y National Reserve Natural Monument III 4972 Paraguay  
La Reserva de la Planada   Colombia      
La Selva Biological Station Protective Zone VI 6052 Costa Rica
Limoy Biological Reserve IV 33774 Paraguay  
Mbaracayú Biological Refuge IV 4039 Paraguay  
Moisés Bertoni Natural Monument 488 Paraguay
Parque Nacional Serranía San Luis National Park II 29816 Paraguay  
Pikyry Biological Refuge IV 2898 Paraguay  
Rara Avis Rainforest Reserve 3163 Costa Rica
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  
Serra dos Orgãos National Park II 26072 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
Tatí Yupí Biological Refuge IV 5052 Paraguay  
Ybycu'í National Park II 13915 Paraguay  
Ypacaraí National Park II 38504 Paraguay  
Yvytyruzu Managed Resources Reserve Managed Resource Reserve VI 63491 Paraguay  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Arroyo Blanco Paraguay A1, A3
Área de Proteção Ambiental de Guaratuba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Bosque Mbaracayú Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Cerro Guazú Paraguay A1, A3
Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins Brazil A1, A2, A3
Estancia Don Oscar Paraguay A1, A3
Estancia Itabó Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Guaraqueçaba / Jacupiranga / Cananéia Brazil A1, A2, A3
Ka'aguy Rory Paraguay A1, A3
Limoy Paraguay A1, A3
Maciço Florestal de Paranapiacaba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Maciços da Tijuca e Pedra Branca Brazil A1
Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro Brazil A1, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Caraguatatuba e Picinguaba) Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro Brazil A1, A3
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela Brazil A1
Parque Estadual do Turvo Brazil A1
Parque Nacional Caazapá Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional de Itatiaia Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Brazil A1, A3
Parque Nacional San Rafael Paraguay A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Refugio Carapá Paraguay A1, A3
Região de Blumenau Brazil A1, A3
Reserva Itabó: Itaipú Paraguay A1, A3
Serra da Bocaina / Paraty / Angra dos Reis Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra da Mantiqueira Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra do Tinguá Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra dos Órgãos Brazil A1, A2, A3
Sooretama / Linhares Brazil A1, A2, A3
Tapyta Paraguay A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Ybyturuzú Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Ypeti Paraguay A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No

Prey / Diet

Virola gardneri (nutmeg)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria jacutinga (Black-fronted piping guan)1
Pyroderus scutatus (Red-ruffed Fruitcrow)1
Ramphastos vitellinus (Channel-billed Toucan)1
Selenidera maculirostris (Spot-billed Toucanet)1

Range Map

Serra dos Orgaos National Park;


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1Cavalcanti, R.B. & M.A. Marini. 1993. Body masses of birds of the cerrado region, Brasil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 113:209-212.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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