rufous tailed plantcutter

rufous tailed plantcutter facts

Name: Rara / Rufous-tailed Plantcutter
Scientific Name: Phytitima rara
Family: Phytotomidae
Order: n/a
Size: 11-12 cm (4.8-5.2 in)
Weight: n/a

Distribution:
Throughout Chile

Residence:
Annual resident, but part of the population migrates in winter.

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

Habitat:
Low shrub zones, open forest, humid and arid areas.

Food:
Insectivore, carnivore.

Observation:
They are seen in pairs or groups. No sexual dimorphism.

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