French: Brachyptérolle écaillé German: Schuppenerdracke Spanish: Carraca terrestre escamosa
E Madagascar, from Marojejy National Park and Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve in N to Andohahela National Park in S.
25–32 cm; male 145–165 g, female 137·5–140 g. Second-largest rainforest ground-roller, plump and long-legged. Both sexes have head and underparts... read more
Territorial call, given only in Sept–Jan, a series of soft, hollow “whoo-oop” or... read more
Occupies humid lowland to lower mid-altitude rainforest, with a marked predilection for undisturbed... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, mainly earthworms (Pheretima sp., Megascoleidae), but also ants, beetles, caterpillars, centipedes (Scolopendra... read more
Season Sept–Jan (laying mid-Oct–early Nov in one study); some pairs may not breed every year. Probably monogamous and... read more
Generally sedentary, but in one area abundance noted to change with weather and associated drying-... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Overall population estimated at 1500–7000 mature individuals within range of 21,300 km2. Restricted-range species: present in East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA... read more
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