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Tawny-throated Leaftosser

Sclerurus mexicanus

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Dark, rusty-brown bird of shady forest floors in humid evergreen forest of tropical foothills and highlands; often near gullies and streambeds, where digs its nest burrow into earth banks. Feeds by tossing leaves on the forest floor. Mostly seen as it flushes, when it flies off with loud “skweek” calls. Note the long slender bill, rich rusty throat and breast, and dark rusty rump.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America