Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Silvery-fronted Tapaculo (Scytalopus argentifrons) - HBW 8, p. 774

French: Mérulaxe argenté German: Silberbrauentapaculo Spanish: Churrín Plateado
Other common names: Chiriqui Tapaculo (chiriquensis)

Taxonomy: Scytalopus argentifrons Ridgway, 1891, Volcán de Irazú, Costa Rica.
Race chiriquensis has sometimes been treated as separate species, but appears not to differ vocally. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • argentifrons Ridgway, 1891 - Costa Rica and W Panama (Volcán de Chiriquí).
  • chiriquensis Griscom, 1924 - W Panamá in E Chiriquí and E Veraguas.

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