Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Pink-legged Graveteiro (Acrobatornis fonsecai) - HBW 8, p. 319

French: Synallaxe à pattes roses German: Plantagenschlüpfer Spanish: Graveteiro

Taxonomy: Acrobatornis fonsecai Pacheco et al., 1996, Serra das Lontras, c. 550 m, above Itatingui, 15°11’ S, 39°23’ W, Municipality of Arataca, Bahia, Brazil.
No obvious close relatives. Plumage, nest architecture and placement, and voice suggest relationship to Xenerpestes; morphology, nest architecture and voice also suggest possible link to Metopothrix or Margarornis; song and nest structure suggest possible link to some Asthenes or Cranioleuca. The only furnariid with juvenile plumage radically different from adult. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Bahia, in E Brazil.