Family Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-flanked Tapaculo (Eugralla paradoxa)


French: Mérulaxe à flancs ocres German: Rostflankentapaculo Spanish: Churrín grande

Troglodytes paradoxus


, 1830,

Concepción, Chile




SC Chile from Maule to Los Lagos (including Mocha I), and adjacent W Argentina (SW Neuquén, W Río Negro and NW Chubut#R).

Descriptive notes

14·5 cm; 2 males 28·6 g and 30·5 g, unsexed 25·5–29 g, mean of unsexed sample from Chiloé I 25 g. Rather distinctive tapaculo, having maxilla elevated at base, in... read more


Song c.1 second long, repeated at intervals of 2–4 seconds, a series of 3–5 short,... read more


Very dense humid undergrowth of Nothofagus-dominated forest and mature secondary woodland... read more

Food and feeding

Probably arthropods. Forages in pairs, members of which keep in vocal contact; moves mouse-like on and near ground in dense thickets,... read more


Lays in Sept and again in Nov; double-brooded. Nest large, external measurements 14–18 cm, and globular, with side entrance, made of... read more


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chilean Temperate Forests EBA and Central Chile EBA. Generally uncommon to locally fairly common; common in S... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2020). Ochre-flanked Tapaculo (Eugralla paradoxa). 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 on 18 February 2020).