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CRESTED GALLITO Rhinocrypta lanceolata
Hurtling around the thorny undergrowth of the Dry Chaco is this unique tapaculo, somewhere between a chicken in a hurry and a roadrunner. The species is common in the right habitat, but despite being a fairly large bird, it is difficult to observe, preferring to call its loud CH-DOK notes from cover.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE3636PH) Adult, PN Tte Enciso, Departamento Boquerón (Paul Smith October 2012).


Rhinocrypta lanceolata
1 (FPAVE744RE) Call recorded PN Médanos del Chaco, Departamento Boquerón (Paul Smith October 2007).
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