Unicoloured Tapaculo

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

Peruvian Sheartail, Unicoloured Tapaculo, Marañon and Elegant Crescentchests, Cinnamon-breasted and Johnson’s Tody-Tyrants, Tumbes Tyrant, Piura Chat-Tyrant, Tumbes Swallow, Yellow-scarfed and Vermillion Tanagers and Grey-winged, Buff-bridled and Little Inca-Finches to name just a few. Although our mammal list can be counted on one hand, we were very fortunate to see the critically endangered Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey. The new cloud forest lodge at Abra Patricia was a welcome addition and this year we proved camping along this route is not really necessary. More

Unicoloured Tapaculo surprised us and we played with it for a while, though only Ivan got a real view. Mérida Sunangels fed on Eucalyptus while a host of boreal migrants, including a lovely Golden-winged Warbler, frequented the trees beside the clearing. By midday an adult and an immature Black-and-chestnut Eagle began to soar. At low altitude they gave us spectacular views, particularly when joined by a White-rumped Hawk and then a Short-tailed. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Scytalopus
Species : unicolor
Authority : Salvin, 1895