Tapaculo Scytalopus diamantinensis
Brazilian name: Tapaculo-da-chapada-diamantina
The Diamantina Tapaculo was described as recently as 2007 and you can see the paper by Bornschein, Maurício, Belmonte-Lopes, Mata and Bonatto at the Ararajuba website.
|There is still debate about
the taxonomic status of this species and you can read about the
debate from the experts on the South American Classification Committee.
It is similar in many ways to Mouse-coloured Tapaculo being generally dark grey with rufous barring in the lower flanks but differs particularly in its calls.
It is endemic to a small area of the Chapada Diamantina in Bahia and is found in dense humid undergrowth, in this case along the banks of a stream. It was very difficult to see and even more difficult to photograph as you can see from my poor efforts but I thought that they were worth recording.
There are recordings on xeno-canto and some additional information is available via Avibase.
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