|Serra do Mar
Tapaculo Scytalopus notorius
(aka Mouse-coloured Tapaculo Scytalopus speluncae)
Brazilian name: Tapaculo-preto
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The taxonomy of this species is quite complicated and is still in a state of flux. A good summary of current thinking is available on Wikipedia .
|The Serra do Mar Tapaculo is distributed in the Serra do Mar of south-east Brazil. It is usually found in the dense undergrowth of Atlantic Rain Forest and is normally associated with bamboo stands. I have been trying to photograph one for years and couldn't believe my luck when this obliging male showed extremely well for just over one minute before popping back into the undergrowth.|
|The male is uniformly dark
grey with some brown barring on the lower flanks and vent. The
female is browner.
There are recordings on xeno-canto and some additional information is available via Avibase.
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