Tanaculos are small greyish birds who stay close to the ground deep in the brush, where they call with a repetetive trill. Although tapaculos are sometimes described as rat-like because of their color and behaviour, one species, the Ocellated Tapaculo, is red with ornate details.
Pale-bellied Tapaculo (Scytalopus griseicollis) |
Chingaza National Park, Colombia
Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx) |
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia