French: Mérulaxe à bec épais German: Neblinatapaculo Spanish: Churrín de neblina
Scytalopus magellanicus altirostris
J. T. Zimmer, 1939,
Atuén, Amazonas, Peru.
C Andes of Peru from S Amazonas to Junín.
10 cm. A small tapaculo with base of bill noticeably elevated. Male is grey above with brown wash on nape, often short, indistinct, pale grey supercilium from above eye to... read more
Song a descending “churr” at 3–4 kHz (first overtone; fundamental sometimes almost as loud)... read more
Humid montane forest at 3250–3450 m; locally down to 2450 m.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon, but common in Río Abiseo National Park.
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