Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)  
Genus: Scytalopus (15 species, 43 worldwide)


Northern White-crowned Tapaculo
Northern White-crowned Tapaculo (Scytalopus atratus)
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia
  White crown (really just a spot) barely visible.
   

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Paramillo Tapaculo (Scytalopus canus) Endangered ENDEMIC
   


Split from the Paramo Tapaculo. Found only near the paramo of Urrao.

Choco Tapaculo
Choco Tapaculo (Scytalopus chocoensis)
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   

Pale-bellied Tapaculo
Pale-bellied Tapaculo (Scytalopus griseicollis griseicollis) ENDEMIC
Chingaza National Park, Colombia
  Note pale belly. As with almost all tapaculos, difficult to see well.
   

Brown-rumped Tapaculo
Brown-rumped Tapaculo (Scytalopus latebricola) ENDEMIC
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Found over 2000m in the Santa Marta Sierra Nevada.

Blackish Tapaculo
Blackish Tapaculo (Scytalopus latrans latrans)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Commonly heard around 2000m and with a slower more bird-like call than many other tapaculos.

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Long-tailed Tapaculo (Scytalopus micropterus)
   


Paramo Tapaculo
Paramo Tapaculo (Scytalopus opacus opacus)
Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia  
   

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Tacarcuna Tapaculo (Scytalopus panamensis) Vulnerable
   


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Perija Tapaculo (Scytalopus perijanus) Vulnerable
   


Newly described species, found in the Perija mountain range.

Magdalena Tapaculo
Magdalena Tapaculo (Scytalopus rodriguezi yariguiorum) Endangered ENDEMIC
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   

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Santa Marta Tapaculo (Scytalopus sanctaemartae) ENDEMIC
   


Found at lower altitudes, around 1500m, than the Brown-rumped Tapaculo,

Spillmann's Tapaculo
Spillmann's Tapaculo (Scytalopus spillmanni)
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia
  Note long continuous call compared to the choppy Ash-colored Tapaculo.
   

Stiles's Tapaculo
Stiles's Tapaculo (Scytalopus stilesi) ENDEMIC
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Found around 1200-2400m in a few locations in the western Andes of Colombia, but common in those locations.

Narino Tapaculo
Narino Tapaculo (Scytalopus vicinior) Immature
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   


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