New Bird Species Discovered in Colombia

Main report: Perijá Tapaculo: New Bird Species Discovered in Colombia, Venezuela

Scientific Paper: The Auk   
New Taxa: Scytalopus perijanus
Common Name: Perijá tapaculo
Categories: Birds | New Species

An international group of ornithologists has described a new species of tapaculo from mountain forests (1,600–3,225 m elevation) of Colombia and Venezuela.  Although specimens of the Perijá tapaculo have been available in museums since 1941, they were not carefully studied and were ascribed to a different species.


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