Rufous Cacholote Pseudoseisura unirufa


Rufous Cachalote is a large Furnariid reminiscent of a thornbird that divides its time between trees and the ground.  This cacholote is almost entirely rufous, with a dusky, bushy crest and yellow-orange irides - it is fairly long tailed and stout bodied.  The species lives in caatinga woodland in northeastern Brazil, and in more humid woodlands further west in Brazil and in northern Bolivia, and can be found in both arboreal and terrestrial situations.   The nest is usually a huge jumble of twigs and sticks placed in a tree or bush.

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Recommended Citation

Rufous Cacholote (Pseudoseisura unirufa), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: