These two birds look almost similar to one another. So let's take a closer look at them.
For me they were, in the beginning, a bit confusing as I thought they were one bird: Cinereous becard (female). But after comparing these pictures I noticed that I was looking at two different birds: the Cinnamon Attila and the Cinereous becard.
This is the female Cinereous becard busy making her nest for her offspring. It was nice to see how she was building her nest with just some threads of dry grass.
I haven't spotted any nests of the Cinnamon Attila (yet).
The Cinereous Becard is a bird of scattered trees. Easily seen, but it does not sit quite still or too low. On the other hand, the Cinnamon Attila has been seen close to the forest edge or near the water (river). After mimicking its sound, it is even easier to spot them as they are, most of the time, spotted on eye level on a branch. So you don't need to strain your neck for them.
The Cinereous becard (female) has a noticeable rufous cap and wings, while the Cinnamon Attila is fully rufous. Only the outer wings have black feathers.
But they also share some similarities, which also brought the confusion at first (for me):
- both live from berries and insects
- both have a beautiful clear appearance (rufous plumage), which makes them both photogenetic
- both are recognizable by their sound
Here are both whistles, in case you ever wondered:
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