Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
The Long-tailed tapaculo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
The Long-tailed Tapaculo (Scytalopus micropterus) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Scytalopus micropterus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. Stub icon This Rhinocryptidae-related article is a stub. More
undergrowth, and by Long-tailed Tapaculo (Scytalopus micropterus) in dense and humid undergrowth; on western slope replaced below by Scytalopus latrans subcinereus in drier and more open undergrowth and scrub; to the north replaced at same elevations in similar but also less bamboo-dominated habitat by Spillmann's Tapaculo (Scytalopus spillmanni) (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). Juveniles have been observed foraging on open bare soil in clearings and on banks along roads on several occasions (N. Krabbe and F. Sornoza, unpublished data). More
Long-tailed Tapaculo (who knows why...). El Oro Tapaculo (Scytalopus robbinsi) (TE,EE) - It may not look like much, but this is a rare species few people ever see. With persistance we all saw one in Buenaventuera. Thanks to Bob Ridgely for providing the site. Aka Ecuadorian Tapaculo. Chusquea Tapaculo (Scytalopus parkeri) - One came to the forest feeder at Tapichalaca. It was nice to see one foraging naturally, rather than having to call it in for a fleeting glimpse. More
Long-tailed Tapaculo (Scytalopus micropterus) in northeastern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 19: 581-585. Freeman, B. G., & H. F. Greeney 2008. First description of the nest and eggs of Sharpe's Wren (Cinnycerthia olivascens). Ornitologia Colombiana 7: 88-92. Greeney, H. F., E. R. Hough, C. E. Hamilton, & S. M. Wethington. 2008. Nestling growth and plumage development of the Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) in southeastern Arizona. Huitzil 9: 35-42. Greeney, H. F., K. S. Sheldon, & J. Simba More