Troglodytes paradoxus Kittlitz, 1830, Concepciуn, Chile.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Mйrulaxe а flancs ocre; German: Rostflanken- Tapaculo; Spanish: Churrнn de la Mocha.
5.7 in (14.5 cm); 0.92–1.02 oz (26–29 g). Bill elevated at base. Dark gray, rump and flanks rufous. Legs bright yellow.
Chile from Santiago to Chiloй and adjacent Argentina in Rнo Negro.
Undergrowth of humid Nothophagus forest, mainly bamboo thickets.
Moves in close pairs.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forages near or on the ground within dense thickets, sometimes digging with both feet simultaneously in an awkward jump.
Nest is bulky and globular with a side entrance, placed hidden 3–6 ft (1–2 m) above ground, occasionally higher. Two, rarely three eggs. Both parents tend the nestlings.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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