Phacellodomus ruber Vieillot, 1817.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Synallaxe rouge; German: Rotschwingen-Bьndelnister; Spanish: Espinero Grande.
Body length is about 8 in (20.5 cm). Bill is short, slightly downcurved, and pointed. The body is stout, and the tail is long. The sexes are similar. The back is colored brown, the tail and wings are rufous, the belly and throat are whitish, the cap of the head is rufous, and there is a light-brown stripe over the eye.
A widespread species occurring in Bolivia, central Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, and likely extreme northern Uruguay.
Inhabits the undergrowth of humid tropical forest near ponds and other surface water. Occurs at elevations up to 4,600 ft (1,400 m).
A skulking bird that occurs singly or as pairs. The song is a long series of loud, abrupt, accelerating notes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forages on the forest floor and at nearby edges of waterbodies for insects and other small invertebrates.
Constructs a large, conspicuous, bulky, roughly cylindrical nest of sticks and twigs, often containing several chambers, and attached to an outer, drooping branch of a tree. Both the male and female incubate the eggs and rear the nestlings.
Not threatened. A widespread and locally abundant species.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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