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Plantcutter, Rufous-tailed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Phytotoma rara
Argentina, Chile, Global, South America Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996). ...
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It is a stocky bird, 18-20 centimetres in length, with short wings and a red eye. The longish tail is black with a reddish base. The upperparts of the male are grey-brown with dark streaks while the crown and underparts are chestnut-coloured. There is a white bar on the wing and a pattern of dark and pale areas on the face. Females have buff underparts with brown streaks and have buff rather than white in the wings. They do not have the males' chestnut crown but may show a cinnamon wash to the forehead and throat. The song is a series of stuttering notes followed by a rasping trill similar to a fishing reel. ...
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