Rose breasted Chat (Granatellus pelzelni)

Rose-breasted Chat

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Parulidae | [latin] Granatellus pelzelni | [UK] Rose-breasted Chat | [FR] Paruline de Pelzeln | [DE] Rosenbauch-Granatellus | [ES] Granatela de Pecho Rosado | [IT] Granatello pettorosa | [NL] Roze Granaatzanger


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Cardinalis pelzelni
Granatellus pelzelni SA Amazonia
Granatellus pelzelni paraensis
Granatellus pelzelni pelzelni

Physical charateristics

The male Rose-breasted Chat is unmistakable with its red underparts and white throat and flanks. The female is dark blue gray above tail dusky rest of body predominantly buff, paler on belly and throat.

Listen to the sound of Rose-breasted Chat

[audio: Chat.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is found in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins at mid-levels in the forest and normally close to a stream or river.


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Feeding habits

Found in loose pairs foraging in mid-level to just below canopy. Searches very actively foliage for insects. It spends most of its time among tangled lianas.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 4,200,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Rose-breasted Chat status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Rose-breasted Chat range map


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