The Perijá tapaculo (Scytalopus perijanus) is a species of passerine
bird in the tapaculo family. Endemic to the Serranía del Perijá
mountain range on the Colombia–Venezuela border, it is found at
altitudes of 1,600–3,225 metres (5,200–10,600 feet). It measures 10
to 12 centimetres (3.9 to 4.7 inches), and its tail is 40 mm (1.6 in)
long. Specimens occurred in museums, but this species was only described
in 2015 based on sixteen birds found between 2008 and 2009. It is
considered vulnerable. Adults have grey heads, brown necks, brown-sepia-
striped backs, and grey-white bellies, breasts, and throats. Males have
some buff markings on their breasts, and less defined brown nape spots
than females. This tapaculo is secretive and therefore difficult to
observe, so its ecology is poorly known. It feeds on insects and
reproduces between April and July. Its range is partially within
Chamicero de Perijá Bird Reserve in Colombia and the Sierra de Perijá
National Park in Venezuela.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perij%C3%A1_tapaculo>
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