Caracas tapaculo

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

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

The Caracas Tapaculo (Scytalopus caracae) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is endemic to Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Scytalopus caracae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. Stub icon This Rhinocryptidae-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

This species and Caracas Tapaculo Scytalopus caracae have confused me for quite some time: they occur in exactly the same habitat and one seems to come to play-back of the other species. I now am quite sure example 1 is the song of S. caracae . Rufous-backed Spinetail Cranioleuca vulpina. Example 1 belongs to the recently split Cranioleuca vulpecula of river islands in the Amazon and its tributaries. More

calls resembling Caracas Tapaculo”, along with the fact that our Caracas Tapaculo track also pulled in CT later on in the morning, seemed to explain it. Apparently even the birds themselves get confused! In the run up to a trip, thumbing through the field guide and anticipating what certain species might be like “in real life”, is, I find, an enjoyable part of the preparation. More

Caracas Tapaculo (ENDEMIC): One seen and several others heard in Colonia Tovar. This is apparently the place to see this species. Green-and-black Fruiteater: Two birds (male and female) in Colonia Tovar. Golden-breasted Fruiteater: Male and female along Choroni Road. Handsome Fruiteater (ENDEMIC): I was worried about seeing this species as it is reportedly more difficult to see during the rainy season. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Scytalopus
Species : caracae
Authority : Hellmayr, 1922