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Rusty-belted Tapaculo - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Marcelo Padua
Photographed: Rio Roosevelt Lodge Brazil.
Liosceles thoracicus


19 cm. Dark grey-brown back, white throat and breast, rusty reddish breast band, black, white, and rusty pattern on their undersides.


Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.


Three subspecies are recognized1: thoracicus, erithacus, and dugandi.


Moist lowland forests.


They build underground nests among the roots of trees.

The diet includes insects.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

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