This is a medium-sized, long-tailed bird with distinctive forehead bristles. It measures 20 cm (7.9 in). The male is all slaty-plumbeous with dark rufous-chestnut rump, uppertail-coverts and vent. The namesake features are long, pointed bristles on the forehead. The female is cinnamon-brown above, with a duskier tail, and bright cinnamon-rufous below.
Distribution and habitat
The birds' natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss, and the Mata do Passarinho Reserve is the last known area to house Stresemann's bristlefront, with less than fifteen known individuals. The Atlantic forest reserve is in the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia and contains primary forest as well as secondary forest, and is an island of forest surrounded by farmland.
- BirdLife International (2013). "Merulaxis stresemanni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- BirdLife species factsheet for Merulaxis stresemanni
- "Expansion of Brazilian reserve protects some of the world's rarest birds". Birdguides. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
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- Stresemann's bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) media at ARKive
- "Merulaxis stresemanni". Avibase.
- "Stresemann's bristlefront media". Internet Bird Collection.
- Stresemann's bristlefront species account at NeotropicalBirds (Cornell University)