Rufous Tailed Plantcutter Facts   

  • Name:
    Rara / Rufous-tailed Plantcutter
  • Scientific Name:
    Phytotoma rara
  • Family:
  • Size:
    11-12 cm (4,8 -5,2 in)
Rufous-tailed Plantcutter


Throughout Chile


Annual resident, but part of the population migrates in winter


Low shrub zones, open forest, humid and arid areas

Food habits:

Insectivore, carnivore.


they nest in the middle of shrubs, cavities of trees and near human habitations. They lay 4 to 7 eggs


They are seen in pairs or groups. No sexual dimorphism

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