Scytalopus magellanicus. “A genus of South American formicarioid passerine birds, of the family Pteroptochidae. S. magellanicus is curiously similar to wrens in general appearance and habits, though belonging to a different suborder of birds.” —Whitney, 1889
This illustration features a darkly colored bird sitting on a branch with small leaves.
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William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5436