Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Rusty-belted Tapaculo (Liosceles thoracicus) - HBW 8, p. 767

French: Tourco ceinturé German: Brustflecktapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo Amazónico

Taxonomy: Pteroptochus thoracicus P. L. Sclater, 1865, Salto do Girão, Rio Madeira, Brazil.
Geographical variation relatively weak; race dugandi considered doubtfully distinct. Birds from SE Peru presumed to belong to nominate thoracicus, but further study required. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • dugandi Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 - SE Colombia and adjacent W Brazil on R Solimões.
  • erithacus P. L. Sclater, 1890 - from E Ecuador S to E Peru (S to mouth of R Urubamba).
  • thoracicus (P. L. Sclater, 1865) - W & C Amazonian Brazil (E to R Tapajós), and probably this race in SE Peru.