French: Tourco ceinturé German: Brustflecktapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo amazónico
P. L. Sclater
Salto do Girão, Rio Madeira, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
L. t. dugandi
Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 – SE Colombia and adjacent W Brazil on R Solimões.
L. t. erithacus
P. L. Sclater, 1890 – E Ecuador S to E Peru (S to mouth of R Urubamba).
L. t. thoracicus
(P. L. Sclater, 1865) – W & C Amazonian Brazil (E to R Tapajós), and probably this race in SE Peru and N Bolivia.
19·5 cm; male 39–42 g. Adult plumage somewhat variable individually; forecrown grey-brown, crown and nape dusky brown, narrow white supercilium, dusky grey... read more
Song loud, a single, easily imitated whistled note at 1·2–1·3 kHz, repeated at... read more
Humid terra firme forest, often near treefalls, less often in flooded forest (v... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on terrestrial bugs (Hemiptera). Forages in pairs or alone. Slowly walks and hops on forest floor, often moving along fallen... read more
Juvenile collected in Oct in SE Peru. Single known nest was spherical, made of small twigs, grasses, lichens, mosses, small leaves and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon; locally fairly common or common. Occurs in several extensive protected areas, e.g. Cuyabeno Reserve, Ecuador, and Manu National Park and... read more
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