BS2008-03

Rufous-morph Bright-rumped Attila (Attila spadiceus) with white eyes: Photographic evidence from Peru

Abstract

We present photographs from the Peruvian Amazon of a rufous-morph Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus with strikingly white eyes. Such individuals, which are evidently quite rare, present a confusion risk with Dull-capped Attila Attila bolivianus. We review existing literature on this subject, which until recently suggested that rufous-morph Bright- rumped Attilas never show white eyes, and discuss other examples of similar individuals and their identification from Dull-capped Attila.

Resumen

Presentamos fotografías de la Amazonía Peruana de un espécimen del morfo rojizo de Attila spadiceus con ojos blancos. Esos individuos, que evidentemente son muy raros, presentan un riesgo de confusión con Attila bolivianus. Revisamos la literatura existente sobre este tema, que hasta hace poco sugirió que los Attila spadiceus del morfismo rojizo nunca tienen ojos blancos, y examinamos otros ejemplos similares y su separación de Attila bolivianus.