French: Mérulaxe herbicole German: Flussauentapaculo Spanish: Churrín palustre
Bornschein et al.
right bank of Rio Iraí, c. 900 m, Quatro Barras, Paraná, Brazil
S Brazil locally in Minas Gerais#R, E Paraná#R, SE Santa Catarina and E Rio Grande do Sul#R#R.
10·5 cm; male 14·5–15 g, two females 12·4 g. A small, dark tapaculo. Adult is black or blackish above; below, grey of throat grades to dark grey on... read more
Song of 30 or more seconds’ duration, first notes longer, churred, lower-pitched, with... read more
Tall, dense, seasonally inundated grassland dominated by fairly uniform cover of spike-rush (... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including bugs (Hemiptera), cicadas (Cicadidae), beetles, eggs of cockroaches (Blattodea), and other small arthropods.... read more
Specimen in Dec had partially developed gonads; gonads inactive in three others collected in May and Jun. No other information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Rare; total population estimated at fewer than 1000 birds, possibly only half that. Has been located in 24 localities, in all of which only limited habitat... read more
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