The subspecies is the nominal race B. urubitinga urubitinga. Range: from Panama to Argentina. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
References: Blake 1977.
Figure 1. In 2008, a pair of these birds was repeatedly seen and heard near the hill tops of the Reserve. I believe the pair is now resident here.
This species is not a common sight in Ceará. The photo, though blurred and underexposed, shows the characteristic tail pattern of B. urubitinga urubitinga: the proximal half of the rectrices is white, and the distal half is black, with a slim white tip. See Hilty and Brown 1986, plate IV, and Blake 1977.To top of page