Scytalopus latrans

The Blackish Tapaculo is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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

Scytalopus latrans subcinereus in drier and more open undergrowth and scrub; to the north replaced at same elevations in similar but also less bamboo-dominated habitat by Spillmann's Tapaculo (Scytalopus spillmanni) (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). Juveniles have been observed foraging on open bare soil in clearings and on banks along roads on several occasions (N. Krabbe and F. Sornoza, unpublished data). Historical changes None recorded but see Distribution. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Scytalopus
Species : latrans
Authority : Hellmayr, 1924