|Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii
(aka Peruvian Racket-tail Ocreatus peruanus)
|Peru and Ecuador
The Booted Racket-tail, as defined by Birdlife International, is distributed from Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in humid forest on the east slope of the Andes at between 1,000 and 2,400 metres.
Other authorities split the species into White-booted Racket-tail O. underwoodii in the north, Peruvian Racket-tail O. peruanus in Peru and Ecuador and Rufous-booted Racket-tail O. addae in Bolivia.
|All these photos are of the peruanus (Peruvian Racket-tail) group showing rufous leg puffs apart from photo 5 taken in western Ecuador, which is the sub-species O. u. melanantherus with white leg puffs. Photo 6 shows a female.|
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