Pale-bellied tapaculo

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Pale-bellied tapaculo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhinocryptidae
Genus: Scytalopus
Species: S. griseicollis
Binomial name
Scytalopus griseicollis
(Lafresnaye, 1840)

The pale-bellied tapaculo (Scytalopus griseicollis), also known as the matorral tapaculo or rufous-bellied tapaculo, is a species of bird in the family Rhinocryptidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  • The Cundinamarca tapaculo (Scytalopus infasciatus) is sometimes split from this species.
  • The Lara tapaculo (Scytalopus fuscicauda) is sometimes split from this species.