French: Mérulaxe du Narino German: Nariñotapaculo Spanish: Churrín de Nariño
Scytalopus panamensis vicinior
J. T. Zimmer
Ricaurte, 5000–6000 feet [c. 1525–1830 m], Nariño, Colombia
Pacific slope from Colombia (Risaralda) S to C Ecuador (Cotopaxi).
12 cm; male 20·5–24·6 g, two females 22·9 g and 24·2 g. A medium-sized tapaculo with relatively long tail and dusky-barred brown flanks. Male has crown dark grey, nape... read more
Song by male 2·5–20 seconds long (longest after playback), a series of downstroke notes... read more
Undergrowth of humid forest, occasionally forest borders, at 1250–2000 m, locally to 2350 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Food items on average larger than those of most other Scytalopus. Contents of 14 stomachs were mostly insects, including tiny... read more
A nest found in NW Ecuador had two eggs in late Jul; the nest, placed in a steep bank c. 1 m high, was a globular structure similar to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common; fair-sized population exists at various localities on slopes above Mindo, in N Ecuador. Occurs in 3... read more
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