Rusty-belted Tapaculo (Liosceles thoracicus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Rhinocryptidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Amigos, Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Amigos, Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian  Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The Rusty-belted Tapaculo has rufous-brown upperparts. The head is gray with as white superciliary. The throat and breast are white with a poorly defined rusty breast band. The rest of the underparts are barred with blackish, white, and brown. It forages on the forest floor where is more often heard than seen. Its plumage is unique but see the superficially similar Striated Antthrush.

Status: The Rusty-belted Tapaculo is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tapaculo de Faja Rojiza.

Sub-species: Rusty-belted Tapaculo (Liosceles thoracicus erithacus), P. L. Sclater, 1890.
(Liosceles thoracicus thoracicus), (P. L. Sclater), 1865.

Meaning of Name: Liosceles: Gr. leios= smooth and skelos= shin, leg. thoracicus: L. thoracicus= pectoral, of the chest.

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Distribution Map



    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.