Picolaptes fuscus atlanticus
Serra Baturité, Ceará.
Formerly placed in Lepidocolaptes. Until recently treated as conspecific with X. fuscus, but differs in its much stronger ochraceous below, with darker, vaguely patterned (vs plain pale buff) lower throat, and weaker borders to broader streaks, giving overall a more blurred appearance to underparts (2); plain vs striated undertail-coverts#R (2); larger size#R (mean bill of two males 30 mm, wing 90 vs mean of five male tenuirostris 26.7 and 82 respectively; allow 2); typically faster song (1), lacking the long series of well-spaced introductory notes in typical fuscus song (2)#R (geographically intermediate taxon tenuirostris has voice more differentiated, which may be an effective barrier for gene flow between fuscus and atlanticus). Split supported by genetic study#R. Monotypic.
NE Brazil from Ceará and Paraíba S to Alagoas N of R São Francisco.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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