Ocellated Tapaculo

This passerine averages 8.3-8.7 in in length and between 2.8-3.5 oz . The bird is mostly black with large white spots, a brown flank, and a reddish head and throat. A call, apparently given by birds to announce their presence to conspecifics, is described as loud, emphatic WHEEUW! whistle which as it seems can be heard from a long distance .

Picture of the Ocellated Tapaculo has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: joel rosenthal from miami, florida, usa
Author: joel rosenthal from miami, florida, usa

The Ocellated Tapaculo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Ocellated Tapaculo - Acropternis orthonyx Ocellated Tapaculo Acropternis orthonyx infuscatus Papallacta, Napo province, Ecuador. Now opinions can vary, but I think this is the most spectacular of all tapaculos, and even rates as one of the neatest birds in South America. It is generally uncommon and local in bamboo-laden temperate forest in the Andes from Venezuela to extreme northern Peru. More

the "tapaculo of tapaculos" must be the Ocellated Tapaculo (left) of montane bamboo patches in the high Andes. I never dreamed I'd actually photograph one - however marginally - but on a cool rainy day in April 1992 and with the help of the tape playback of Brian Finch and the spotting of Rita Carratello, well, here it is. We had run into Brian (whom I had known years before as the top birder in New Guinea) in Quito and he joined us at Pasachoa Park. More

The Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx) is a large bird found in the northern Andes in South America. It is a highly distinctive tapaculo; traditionally united with these in the "Rhinocryptidae", this presumed family is paraphyletic and most of the tapaculos belong in the Formicariidae with the ground antbirds which they resemble. It may well be, but is not entirely clear, that the present species would also be belong in the Formicariidae. This passerine averages 8.3-8. More

* Ocellated Tapaculo, Acropternis orthonyx References - * Correa Rueda, Alejandro and Mpodozis, Jorge.(2008).Speciation of Chilean Rhinocryptidae (Avian) based on their behaviour. Nature Precedings. * Correa Rueda, Alejandro; Mpodozis, Jorge and Sallaberry, Michel.(2008). More

Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx) * Least Concern * * Length: 0:27 minutes (208.19 KB) * Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR) More material of this species * 4.3A bird singingEcuador, Sep 2007 Josep del Hoyo * 3.6A bird foragin...Ecuador, Sep 2007 Josep del Hoyo * 2.7A bird calling... More

Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx) = French: Mérulaxe ocellé German: Perlmanteltapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo Ocelado Taxonomy: Merulaxis orthonyx Lafresnaye, 1843, Colombia. Geographical variation weak; species possibly better treated as monotypic. Two subspecies tentatively recognized. Subspecies and Distribution: * orthonyx (Lafresnaye, 1843) - Andes of Trujillo, Mérida and Táchira in NW Venezuela, and E & C Andes of Colombia. More

Ocellated Tapaculo (photos at left) which is found in the mountains of Ecuador and northern Peru. What is a tapaculo, anyway? 1. The photo to the right is of a Santa Marta Tapaculo. It’s a Colombian endemic. 2. 3. More

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Warbler, Ocellated Tapaculo Sharpe’s Wren, Black-billed Mountain Toucan, Tourmeline Sunagel and Tanager Finch. Leaving in the afternoon we’ll travel to Pereira and the Quimbaya reserve. Night in the Otun Quimbaya Reserve. B :L:D Day 7: Yellow-eared ParrotA full mornings birding at La Suiza in pristine forest along a little traveled track. Our priority here is the endemic Cauca Guan It was at this site that this previously thought-to-be-extinct cracid was rediscovered during the 1990s. More

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Ocellated Tapaculo, plus an array of brightly coloured manikins, cotingas, tanagers and hummingbirds. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands provide one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles. (EDR27, $19.95) backorder this item home map | book bag | advanced search | contact us (800) 342-2164 (212) 904-1144 115 West 30th St., Suite 1206 New York, NY 10001 USA Copyright 2009 Geographica, Inc. More

Ocellated Tapaculo, Ecuador, Mule Trail, Abajo February 2006 © Chris Goodie copyright Gary Rosenberg - see our trip report at surfbirds Ocellated Tapaculo - Ocellated Tapaculo, Ecuador, Tandayapa Valley Oct/12/06 © Jose Illanes Not that great picture but good enough for this shy specie Tropical Birding Ocellated Tapaculo - Ocellated Tapaculo, Ecuador, Bellavista, Sept 09 © Dusan M Brinkhuizen Mindo Bird Tours Not a rare bird but hard More

Ocellated Tapaculo, Acropternis orthonyx Ocellated Tapaculo, Acropternis orthonyx Ocellated Tapaculo, Acropternis orthonyx adult December 5th 2009 Zamora-Chinchipe, Tapichalaca Reserve, Ecuador More

Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx) by Nick Athanas. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Acropternis
Species : orthonyx
Authority : (Lafresnaye, 1843)