Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

White-browed Tapaculo (Scytalopus superciliaris) - HBW 8, p. 782

French: Mérulaxe bridé German: Weißbrauentapaculo Spanish: Churrín Cejiblanco

Taxonomy: Scytalopus superciliaris Cabanis, 1883, “neck-breaking ravines in the third mountain chain of Tucumán west of Sauciyaca”, north-west Argentina.
Forms a superspecies with S. zimmeri and perhaps conspecific; both have previously been treated as races of S. magellanicus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • santabarbarae Nores, 1986 - Santa Bárbara Mts in Jujuy (and presumably adjacent Salta), NW Argentina.
  • superciliaris Cabanis, 1883 - main Andean slope from Jujuy S to Catamarca, NW Argentina.

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