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Ash-colored Tapaculo - BirdForum Opus

Myornis senilis


14 cm

  • Grey upperparts
  • Lighter underparts
  • Long tail


South America: found along the Andes in Ecuador into Peru, and spottily in Colombia; strongly suspected of crossing into Venezuela.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid mountain forest in Bamboo.



Feeds near ground level in bamboo canes. There is now information on their diet.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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