Slaty bristlefront

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Slaty bristlefront
Merulaxis ater male 1841.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhinocryptidae
Genus: Merulaxis
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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Merulaxis ater". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Merulaxis ater Lesson, 1831". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

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