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Paramo Tapaculo

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Alternate name
Scytalopus opacus Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Rhinocryptidae Family
11.5cm Length
Montane rainforest & shrubland, between 2,600 to 4,000m. Found in:- Colombia, Ecuador & Peru. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Arthropods, larvae. Food  
N/A World Number
Least concern Status

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Cape May Photo by Nick Athanas all rights reserved Antpitta

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Paramo Tapaculo duet
Scytalopus opacus opacus (0:13)
Niels Krabbe XC40597
7-5-1992, Ecuador


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