French: Mérulaxe de Simons German: Punatapaculo Spanish: Churrín de la puna
C. Chubb, 1917,
Choquecamate, 4000 m, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
SE Peru (from Vilcanota Mts, in Cuzco) E to C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
10 cm; three males 15·7 g, 17·2 g and 20 g, one female 15·7 g. A small tapaculo with barred light olive-brown flanks and short pale line behind eye. Male... read more
Song a “churr” at 2·5–3·2 kHz preceded by a note at 3–4 kHz,... read more
Stunted trees and bushes at or above tree-line, also elfin forest, dense tussock grass and mossy... read more
Food and feeding
Two stomachs of a pair collected in tussock grass held grass seeds and insects; two others contained insects. Mainly terrestrial, creeps... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to uncommon. Often fairly tame and easier to see than other tapaculos. Occurs in Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, and Machu... read more
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