Family Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Endangered

Diamantina Tapaculo (Scytalopus diamantinensis)


Taxonomy

French: Mérulaxe du Diamantina German: Diamantinatapaculo Spanish: Churrín de Diamantina
Taxonomy:

Scytalopus diamantinensis

Bornschein et al.

, 2007,

Capão do Vale, municipality of Ibicoara, Bahia, Brazil

.

Probably sister to S. petrophilus#R; see also S. novacapitalis and S. speluncae (below). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Chapada Diamantina, in C Bahia, in E Brazil.

Descriptive notes

c. 10–11 cm; c. 15 g. A mouse-grey tapaculo with buff or rufous flanks conspicuously barred blackish, and relatively short tail. Male is dark grey above, some brown and... read more

Voice

Song composed of long (often more than a minute) and fast repetition of one simple note, series... read more

Habitat

Fragments of dense forest in region characterized by campo rupestre habitat, at 850–1600 m... read more

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

A nest found in Jan 2016, containing two nestlings, was in a rock crevice 50 cm above the ground; the bowl-shaped nest was made of grasses... read more

Movements

Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Brazilian Hills and Tablelands EBA. Has moderately small range, limited to Chapada Diamantina region of Bahia, in... read more

Recommended citation

Fjeldså, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Diamantina Tapaculo (Scytalopus diamantinensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/204351 on 15 November 2018).