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Tapaculo, Bahia
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Eleoscytalopus psychopompus
Argentina, Global, South America Read more
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Birds at Itubera are rare and patchily distributed (P. C. Lima in litt. 2006); the population at Una is estimated to number 64-68 pairs (c.125 mature individuals), and it is here placed in the band 50-249 mature individuals, equating to 75-374 individuals in total, rounded here to 70-400 individuals ...
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The Bahia Tapaculo (Eleoscytalopus psychopompus) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is endemic to lowland Atlantic forests in Bahia, Brazil. Until recently, it was feared extinct, but has since been rediscovered and is now known from the municipalities of Ilhéus, Maraú, Taperoá, Valença. It remains highly threatened by habitat loss and is consequently considered critically endangered by BirdLife International and IUCN. Together with the closely related White-breasted Tapaculo, it was formerly placed in the genus Scytalopus, but these two species are now known to be closer to the bristlefronts (genus Merulaxis). ...
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