Leptorhynchus guttatus Mйnйtriиs, 1835, Cuiabб-Sabarб, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Mйrulaxe des bambous; German: Trugzaunkцnig; Spanish: Gallito Overo.
5.3 in (13.5 cm); 0.39–0.46 oz (11–13 g). Tail is fairly long, graduated. Male is gray above and dotted white. Rump rufous. Tail is brown, barred buff and tipped white. Throat and breast are white, belly is buff, all underparts are dotted black. Female is similar, but gray above replaced by brown and white below by buff.
Southeast Brazil and adjacent northeast Argentina.
Viny bamboo thickets in humid forest.
Alone or in pairs. Within dense vegetation, occasionally on the ground.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Hops tirelessly through the branches a few meters above the ground. Feeds on insects and caterpillars.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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