IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Biology

The rusty-bellied shortwing is a somewhat skulking and inconspicuous bird, which may contribute to the impression of its rarity and the lack of information on its biology. They forage on low vegetation and on the ground, and are known to consume beetles, but possibly other items as well. It is presumed that the breeding season stretches between April and June, when their high-pitched song is heard most frequently (2) (3).

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