Great Xenops (Megaxenops parnaguae) - HBW 8, p. 356
French: Mégasittine du Brésil
German: Zimtroter Baumspäher
Spanish: Picolezna Grande
Other common names: Reiser’s Recurvebill
Taxonomy: Megaxenops parnaguae Reiser, 1905, caatinga woods on the trail from Parnaguá to Olho d’Agua, Piauí, Brazil.
No obvious close relationships. Although traditionally placed near Xenops, this evidently based solely on wedge-shaped bill; foraging behaviour suggests that it is closer to Philydor or Syndactyla. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Brazil, from Piauí, Ceará and W Pernambuco S to W Bahia and NW Minas Gerais.
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A bird moving excitedly close to the ground. Locality Chapada do Araripe, Ceará State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 October 2008 4 years ago 25 sec 4.2
An excited bird moving in vegetation. Locality Chapada do Araripe, Ceará State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 October 2008 4 years ago 25 sec 4