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Ancash Tapaculo - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Thibaud Aronson
Quebrada Llaca (Llaca Gorge), Ancash, Peru, 22 July 2023
Scytalopus affinis


10 cm

  • Very light plumage
  • Brown flank barring


South America: found in the western Andes of Peru (southern Cajamarca to Ancash)


This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Brown-rumped Tapaculo (sensu lato) by some authors[2]


High-altitude grassland and rocky areas.


They glean insects by foraging on the ground in rocks and grassy tussocks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)
  4. Wikipedia

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