Merulaxis ater Lesson end of 1830 or beginning of 1831, Mexico; error, Rio de Janeiro substituted by Hellmayr (1924).
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Mérulaxe noir; German: Bürstentapaculo; Spanish: Galltio Gris.
7.3 in (18.5 cm); 1.2-1.3 oz (33-37 g). Loral feathers are stiff and elongated. Tail is fairly long, black. Male is uniform dark gray. Female is brown, palest below.
Southeast Brazil from south Bahía to east Paraná.
Terrestrial, usually in pairs, occasionally ascending a bush or log to look out.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Walks, hops and runs. Bores head into litter.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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