Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Magellanic Tapaculo|
|French||Mérulaxe des Andes|
|French (French Guiana)||Mérulaxe des Andes|
|Spanish (Argentina)||Churrín Andino|
|Spanish (Chile)||Churrín del sur|
|Spanish (Spain)||Churrín magallánico|
Vicente Pantoja and César Muñoz revised the account as part of a partnership with Red de Observadores de Aves y Vida Silvestre de Chile (ROC). Andrew J. Spencer contributed to the Sounds and Vocal Behaviors page. JoAnn Hackos, Miriam Kowarski, Robin K. Murie, and Daphne R. Walmer copy edited the account. Arnau Bonan Barfull curated the media. Huy C. Truong updated the distribution map.
Scytalopus magellanicus ("Gmelin, JF", 1789)
- magellani / magellanica / magellanicus
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Magellanic Tapaculo Scytalopus magellanicus Scientific name definitions
Version: 2.0 — Published January 13, 2023
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Priorities for Future Research
One of the principal priorities is to fully understand the nature of the Andean population, including its distributional limits, its differences with the southern population, and to clarify whether this is a different subspecies or species. Another taxonomic priority is to clarify the status of the population on Navarino Island. In addition to understanding the nature of these two outlier populations, research is needed to better understand habitat differences from Dusky Tapaculo.
Studies are also needed to understand how this small bird moves between creeks. Additional research is needed to better understand its habitat requirements in urban areas to better preserve these conditions in cities, as well as to facilitate connection of fragmented populations. Many other aspects of its natural history remain poorly known and understudied, including aspects of its breeding ecology, diet, and evolutionary history, and require additional research.