French: Tourco rougegorge German: Rotkehltapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo chucao
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. r. rubecula
(Kittlitz, 1830) – S Chile from Bío Bío (occasionally occurring N in Andean foothills as far as Colchagua) S to Aisén, and immediately adjacent parts of Argentina (from Neuquén S to W Chubut).
S. r. mochae
Chapman, 1934 – Mocha I, off S Chile.
18·5–19 cm; 1 male 53·7 g, 3 unsexed 42·6–45·4 g. Adult is dark fuscous-brown above, upper lores and supercilium rufous, lower lores... read more
Song loud and resonant, an explosive 1-second burst of 6–7 notes, first and last notes... read more
Thickets of Chusquea bamboo in Nothofagus-dominated humid forest, forest borders... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes large variety of arthropods, and seeds. Stomach contents found to include, among other items, centipedes (Chilopoda) and... read more
Lays in Sept–Oct in Chile, and in Nov in Argentina. Nest an open cup of soft grass, rootlets and some horse hair, placed in cavity at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chilean Temperate Forests EBA. Fairly common to locally very common; less numerous in Argentina than in Chile;... read more
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