French: Mérulaxe de Pacheco German: Planalto-Tapaculo Spanish: Churrín de Pacheco
Cerro das Almas, c. 180 m, Capão do Leão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
SE Brazil (NW, NE & SE Rio Grande do Sul, SE Santa Catarina) and border region with extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).
c. 12 cm; 15 g. A mouse-grey tapaculo characterized by rather uniformly pale grey underparts, with flanks and thighs buff or rufous with conspicuous blackish barring; rather... read more
Inland populations of Brazilian tapaculo species share a distinct song type composed of lengthy (... read more
Primary and secondary forest, from lowlands to upland Araucaria forest, probably favouring... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages in forest understorey, especially within areas of terrestrial bromeliads and bamboo tangles.
Virtually unknown. Single clutch collected in Sept in Argentina (Misiones), two eggs, 20·6 mm × 16·7 mm and 20·7... read more
Probably sedentary, but some dispersal between forest patches considered likely.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Locally common, e.g. in Misiones. Occurs as three isolated... read more
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