Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guyana

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Identification & Behavior: ~19.5 cm (7.6 in). The Cinnamon Attila has cinnamon-rufous upperparts with blackish wing covert and flight feathers. The underparts are yellow-rufous. The bill is black. The iris is dark. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of floodplain forests, as well as forest edges and river islands. It is similar to the Dull-capped Attila but is distinguished by a uniform cinnamon rufous plumage with dusky wings and dark iris. The similarly plumaged Varzea Schiffornis is considerably smaller and forages in the understory near the ground.

Status: The Cinnamon Attila is uncommon in Loreto and Ucayali. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Atila Acanelado.

Sub-species: Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus), (J. F. Gmelin), 1789.

Meaning of Name: Attila: Attila (406-453) ruler of the Hunnish tribes that ravaged Europe in the fifth century, who reveled in the appelation “Scourge of God.” The Bright-rumped Attila was given this epithet because of its aggressive behavior and tyrant flycatcher-like appearance and affinities. cinnamomeus: L. kinnamomon or cinnamon= cinnamon, cinnamomeus.

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Distribution Map

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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.