French: Mérulaxe de Parker German: Bambustapaculo Spanish: Churrín del bambú
Krabbe and Schulenberg
c. 20 km SSW of San Lucas, 2770 m, Loja, Ecuador
E slope of Andes in S Ecuador (E Loja, Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe) and extreme N Peru (E Piura, NW Cajamarca).
11·5 cm; male 21–24·4 g, female 18·8–23 g. A medium-sized tapaculo with dark-barred brown flanks. Adult has crown, back and most of wings dull grey, feathers... read more
Male song 1–9 seconds long, repeated at intervals of 1–8 seconds, an initially... read more
Inhabits dense stands of Chusquea bamboo and adjacent humid forest undergrowth, at 2250... read more
Food and feeding
17 stomachs held insects, one also a berry; items in three other stomachs included beetles, other insects, and plant material. Forages on... read more
Probably breeds in all months, except during exceptionally long dry periods; 1 juvenile collected in Dec and 1 in Feb, female with brood... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in Ecuador; uncommon in Peru. Numerous in Podocarpus National Park and in Tapichalaca Biological Reserve, in... read more
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