Short-legged Ground Roller

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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The Short-legged Ground Roller is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

short-legged ground roller prefers the darker, more humid areas of the rainforest. These areas tend to have moderate ground cover of herbaceous, mossy vegetation and deep leaf litter. At the upper part of their altitudinal range, the short-legged ground roller is more likely to be found in larger trees (3), and is generally absent from disturbed or degraded habitat (2). More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Brachypteraciidae
Genus : Brachypteracias
Species : leptosomus
Authority : (Lesson, 1833)