Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus)

Cinnamon Attila

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Attila cinnamomeus | [UK] Cinnamon Attila | [FR] Attila cannelle | [DE] Zimtattilatyrann | [ES] Atila Canelo | [IT] Attila color cannella | [NL] Kaneelatilla


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Huge bill with hooked tip. Mainly cinnamon rufous becoming paler on rump, throat and belly. Primary feathers blackish, wing coverts dusky with rufous endings. No wing bars.

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broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
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It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana; also Amazonian Ecuador, Peru, and regions of Bolivia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical swamps. The Attila is very rare in the rainforest, but often heard or seen in and around Cultivated areas in tree stands near water. Found throughout Amazonia, this bird usually lives in pairs, in varzeas and igapo forests, marshy forests by lakeshores and in the arboreal vegetation of fluvial islands.


It builds its nest with twigs and finer materials in cracks of tree trunks, laying three eggs at a time

Feeding habits

Forages alone often in open areas. Hunts by perching and sallying also gleans insects found by hopping along trees. Will also take fruit.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,300,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ 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.
Cinnamon Attila status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Cinnamon Attila range map


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