French: Mérulaxe microptère German: Dunkelrückentapaculo Spanish: Churrín colilargo
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, Ecuador
Colombia in upper Magdalena Valley, and from Cundinamarca S on Amazonian slope to extreme N Peru (Cajamarca).
13·5 cm; male 27–32·5 g. A fairly large, dark grey tapaculo with barred brown flanks and long tail. Male is dark grey to blackish-grey above, lower back and rump dark... read more
Usual song of 2 upstroke notes, the second slightly shorter and higher-pitched, given for up to... read more
Inhabits humid shrubby areas at forest edge and along streams, frequently in second growth, at 1250... read more
Food and feeding
Four stomachs contained “insects”, and one held “2 large grasshoppers”. Forages low in vegetation and on the ground.
Birds with active gonads collected in Sept and Nov; sings, and probably breeds, in all months. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common and fairly widespread; fairly common in Ecuador; uncommon and local in Peru. Common in several protected areas. Readily observed in... read more
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