We provide the first description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Me??rida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus). Data are from one pair in the moist cloud forest of Yacambu National Park, Venezuela during April-May 2004. Two nests, constructed by the same pair, were globular in structure and consisted of mossy material placed in a rock crevice of a muddy rock wall. The eggs were cream colored with an average mass of 4.19 g. Clutch sizes were one in the first nest and two in the second. The species showed bi-parental care in nest building and incubation. Nest attentiveness (percent time spent on the nest incubating) averaged 83.4 ?? 14% (SD). Average on and off bouts were 33.24 and 6.34 min, respectively.
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First description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Me??rida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus)