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Rufous-headed Ground Roller

From Opus

Photo by Peter Merritt  Madagascar, 2015
Atelornis crossleyi


[edit] Identification

  • Rufous head and belly
  • Bronze green upperparts
  • Black breast-collar flecked with white

[edit] Distribution

Rainforests of central and north-eastern Madagascar.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Dense rainforests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

It is believed that the diet includes insects.

[edit] Breeding

It is believed that it nests in holes in the ground.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from

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