Order: Passeriformes | Family: Rhinocryptidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male (top) Female (bottom) | Art Work: Jon Fjeldsa
Status: The White-winged Tapaculo is common to fairly common at appropriate habitat. It is known from 5 localities in 3 widely separated areas in the Central Andes of north-central Peru including Cordillera Colán in Amazonas, Cerro Patricia in northern San Martín, and central Huánuco at Bosque Unchog. The White-winged Tapaculo has been recorded at elevations ranging from 2,775 to 3,500 m, but primarily from 2,900 to 3,100 m. Endemic.
Name in Spanish: Tapaculo de Ala Blanca.
Sub-species: White-winged Tapaculo (Scytalopus Krabbei), Krabbe et al., 2020. See below.
Meaning of Name: Scytalopus: Gr. skutale or skutalon= stick, cudgel and pous, podos= foot. krabbei: In honor of Danish ornithologist Niels Krabbe.
- Information for this account was based on: Untangling cryptic diversity in the High Andes: Revision of the Scytalopus [magellanicus] complex (Rhinocryptidae) in Peru reveals three new species. Niels K Krabbe, Thomas S Schulenberg, Peter A Hosner, Kenneth V Rosenberg, Tristan J Davis, Gary H Rosenberg, Daniel F Lane, Michael J Andersen, Mark B Robbins, Carlos Daniel Cadena, Thomas Valqui, Jessie F Salter, Andrew J Spencer, Fernando Angulo, Jon Fjeldså. The Auk, Volume 137, Issue 2, 1 April 2020.