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Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx).jpg
Ocellated Tapaculo, Acropternis orthonyx
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Family: Formicariidae

The tapaculos (pronounced ta-pa-COO-lo) are a group of small passeriform birds. They have many species, and are found mostly in South America, especially in the Andean regions. Three species, the Choco, the Pale-throated and the Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, are found in southern Central America. Tapaculos nest in many places, from ground burrows to tree holes. Some make a ball nest in a bush.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "tapaculo (bird) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 25 May 2012. Check date values in: |year= (help)