Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Chucao Tapaculo (Scelorchilus rubecula) - HBW 8, p. 766

French: Tourco rougegorge German: Rotkehltapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo Chucao

Taxonomy: Pteroptochos Rubecula Kittlitz, 1830, Concepción, Chile.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rubecula (Kittlitz, 1830) - S Chile, from Bío Bío (occasionally occurring N in Andean foothills as far as Colchagua) S to Aisén, and immediately adjacent parts of Argentina (from Neuquén S to W Chubut).
  • mochae Chapman, 1934 - Mocha I, in S Chile.