Slaty bristlefront

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Slaty bristlefront
Merulaxis ater male 1841.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhinocryptidae
Genus: Merulaxis
Species: M. ater
Binomial name
Merulaxis ater
Lesson, 1831[2]

The slaty bristlefront (Merulaxis ater) is a member of the tapaculos, the Neotropical bird family Rhinocryptidae.

It inhabits the forests of south-east Brazil. It is currently becoming rare due to habitat loss, especially to the lowland forests.


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