Pteroptochos rubecula Kittlitz, 1830, Concepciуn, Chile.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Tourco rougegorge; German: Rotkehl-Tapaculo; Spanish: Tapacola Chucao.
7.3–7.5 in (18.5–19 cm); 1.5–1.6 oz (43–45 g). Brown. Throat and breast orange. Belly gray with irregular black and white bars.
S. r. rubecula: Southern Chile from Colchagua to Aysйn, and adjacent Argentina from Neuquйn to Chubut. S. r. mochae: Southern Chile on Mocha Island.
Bamboo thickets in humid forest and woodland.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Walks on the ground. Food includes invertebrates and berries.
Nest placed in excavated tunnel. Two or three eggs.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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