White-crowned Tapaculo (Scytalopus atratus) - HBW 8, p. 772
French: Mérulaxe couronné
German: Nördlicher Weißstirntapaculo
Spanish: Churrín Coroniblanco
Other common names: Northern White-crowned Tapaculo; Boyaca Tapaculo (atratus)
Taxonomy: Scytalopus atratus Hellmayr, 1922, Río Negro, Boyacá, Colombia.
For many years considered a race of, and partly confused with, broadly sympatric S. femoralis. Systematics, and range of races listed, still unresolved; birds from S slope of Venezuelan Andes (Táchira and Mérida) tentatively included in nigricans; those from C Andes of Peru (S Amazonas to Cuzco), although included in nominate, are vocally distinct, with voice more similar to that of Venezuelan birds. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nigricans Phelps, Sr. & Phelps, Jr., 1953 - W Venezuela in Perijá Mts, and S slope of Andes in Táchira and Mérida.
- confusus J. T. Zimmer, 1939 - C Andes and E slope of W Andes in Colombia.
- atratus Hellmayr, 1922 - E Andes of Colombia and E Ecuador, and C Andes of Peru (S Amazonas S to Cuzco), Cordillera Azul and Cordillera de Sira.
- Least Concern Enlarge map