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Spillmann's Tapaculo

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Photo © by Gerald FriesenWestern Andes slope, Ecuador, April, 2018
Photo © by Gerald Friesen
Western Andes slope, Ecuador, April, 2018
Scytalopus spillmanni


[edit] Identification

12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Blackish-brown upperparts

[edit] Distribution

JuvenilePhoto © by jbyrdman67Mindo, Ecuador July 2013
Photo © by jbyrdman67
Mindo, Ecuador July 2013

South America: found in Ecuador and Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

They are to be found in the undergrowth of humid forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of small insects, particularly beetles.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from

[edit] External Links

#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)

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