Scytalopus rodriguezi

It is a restricted-range endemic presently known only from two localities on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central at the head of the Magdalena Valley, Colombia at 2000 m or more above sea-level. Its range is believed to be no greater than 170 km², and its population around 2,200 pairs; due to its recent description, no formal evaluation of its conservation status has taken place yet, however. It is found in humid forests with dense understorey.

The Scytalopus rodriguezi is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Upper Magdalena Tapaculo, Scytalopus rodriguezi (described in 2005) * Stiles's Tapaculo, Scytalopus stilesi (described in 2005) * Ecuadorian Tapaculo or El Oro Tapaculo, Scytalopus robbinsi * Narino Tapaculo, Scytalopus vicinior * Brown-rumped Tapaculo, Scytalopus latebricola * Mérida Tapaculo, Scytalopus meridanus * Lara Tapaculo, Scytalopus meridanus fuscicauda – was More

Range & population Scytalopus rodriguezi was recently described from the head of the Magdalena Valley on the east slope of the Cordillera Central mountains of Colombia. It is known from two locations, the Finca Merenberg Natural Reserve, San Agust More

scytalopus rodriguezi, has been suspected since the 1980s. Political instability made it difficult to visit the areas where the birds are found, said Paul Salaman of Bogota-based Fundacion ProAves, who helped discover one of the new species. "It was frustrating, waiting for years knowing there were new species to be discovered and protected,” says Paul Salaman of Fundación ProAves, one of the expedition members. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Scytalopus
Species : rodriguezi
Authority : Krabbe, Salaman, Cortés, Quevedo, et al., 2005