Blackish Tapaculo (Scytalopus latrans) - HBW 8, p. 782
French: Mérulaxe noirâtre
German: Kleiner Einfarbtapaculo
Spanish: Churrín Negruzco
Taxonomy: Scytalopus unicolor latrans Hellmayr, 1924, Cerro Munchique, 7000 feet [c. 2140 m], in coast range west of Popayán, Cauca, Colombia.
Formerly treated as a race of S. unicolor, but differs vocally. Birds from W slope of E Andes in Colombia and from mid-elevations on Amazonian slope from Venezuela to N Peru, although included in nominate race, differ from it somewhat in vocalizations and in plumage coloration, and those from Ecuador, at least, are genetically closer to subcinereus. Race intermedius not known vocally, and affinities to present species are uncertain. Further study required. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- latrans Hellmayr, 1924 - W & C Andes and W slope of E Andes in Colombia, and W and inter-Andean Ecuador S to N Cañar (locally spilling over to upper Amazonian slope); also at mid-elevations on Amazonian slope from W Venezuela (Mérida) S to N Peru.
- subcinereus J. T. Zimmer, 1939 - Pacific slope from SW Ecuador (Azuay) S to NW Peru (Cajamarca, where possibly also on E slope of W Andes near Cutervo).
- intermedius J. T. Zimmer, 1939 - C Andes of Peru in S Amazonas.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird calling Locality Pasochoa, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Alex García · Videoaves 7 July 2011 1 year ago 26 sec 4.1
A bird disturbed by my presence, probably guarding a nest. No playback. Locality Chicaque Natural Park, San Antonio del Tequendama, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp latrans)
mauricio rueda 1 year ago 11 sec 4.1
Song of adult Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Cosanga, Napo Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 25 October 2011 1 year ago 4.5
Calls of adult Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Cosanga, Napo Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 25 October 2011 1 year ago 4
Song. Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Napo Province, Ecuador
Scott Olmstead 1 August 2007 3 years ago 0