Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Vilcabamba Tapaculo (Scytalopus urubambae) - HBW 8, p. 780

French: Mérulaxe de Vilcabamba German: Vilcabambatapaculo Spanish: Churrín de Vilcabamba

Taxonomy: Scytalopus magellanicus urubambae J. T. Zimmer, 1939, Cedrobamba, 12,000 feet [c. 3660m], Urubamba Valley, Peru.
Formerly treated as a race of S. magellanicus. Related to S.schulenbergi and S. simonsi, and apparently also to two undescribed species from SC Peru (one at 3450-3650 m in Pasco, one at 3000-4000 m in Apurímac). Monotypic.

Distribution: Andes of EC Peru in S Cordillera Vilcabamba.

  • Least Concern
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