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Photo by megan perkins
Nuevo Samaria, northern Peru,November, 2011
Sclerurus caudacutus

Identification

16–18 cm (6¼ in)

  • Reddish-brown face
  • Malar area has faint scalloping
  • Dark brown crown

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • S. c. caudacutus:
  • S. c. insignis:
  • S. c. brunneus:
  • S. c. olivascens:
  • Eastern Peru (Ayacucho) to extreme northern Bolivia (Pando)
  • S. c. pallidus:
  • Northern Brazil south of the Amazon (Rio Madeira to Rio Capím)
  • S. c. umbretta:
  • Coastal eastern Brazil (Alagoas to Espírito Santo)

Habitat

Tropical lowland evergreen forests.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of insects, annelid worms and ants.

Breeding

They construct a shallow cup nest made from woven leaf stalks and placed at the end of a long tunnel, dug by the birds in an earth bank.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
  4. Wikipedia

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External Links

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