Rustybelted tapaculo

Liosceles thoracicus

TAXONOMY

Pteroptochus thoracicus Sclater, 1865, Salto do Girao, Rio Madeira, Brazil.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Tourco ceinturé German: Brustband-Tapaculo; Spanish: Gallito Pardo.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

7.7 in (19.5 cm); 1.4-1.5 oz (39-42 g). Upper coloring is dark gray-brown. Has narrow white brow. Sides of neck are gray. Throat and breast are white, bordered on the sides by a black line and with a more or less complete rufous breast band. Belly is barred black, rufous and white.

DISTRIBUTION

L. t. dugandi: Southeast Colombia and adjacent western Brazil on the Rio Solimoes. L. t. erithacus: From east Ecuador south to the mouth of Río Urubamba, eastern Peru. L. t. thoracicus: Southeast Peru and southwest Amazonian Brazil, east to Rio Tapajóz.

HABITAT

Humid forest.

BEHAVIOR

Terrestrial.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Walks and hops slowly. Feeds almost entirely on bugs.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Nest is globular with top entrance and placed underground among roots.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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