- Scytalopus chocoensis
Upperside dark grey with brown wash on wings, back and uppertail coverts, and rump is brown to rufous. Underside slightly paler grey than upperside with palest on throat and rear belly. Rear flanks and vent area is barred in rufous and black. Bill is black and slightly large relative to other tapaculos.
Dense undergrowth of mainly primary forest. Mostly between 250 and 1250 m asl, higher on Cerro Pirre in Panama.
Secretive and most likely to be recorded by voice. Mostly feeding on the ground for insects and similar invertebrates.
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