Slaty Bristlefront Merulaxis ater

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Odd-looking terrestrial species with a long tail and a small tufty crest. Found in the understory of humid and montane forests and is rarely easy to see. Males have a dusky gray upper-body and a dark-brown lower-body, while females are all dark brown above and cinnamon below. The song is loud and startling; it begins with a variable series of “tip-tip” notes and finishes with a fast descending “dje-dje-djeeeee.”

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