A typical Tapaculo is always hiding so most of the time you can hear them over-and-over but never see more than a crawling shadow at the bottom of the bushes.
The Nariño Tapaculo has eluded me until I finally was able to lure him out while I called (playback) from my car. It seems that some birds are not as afraid of the cars as they are of humans. This bird jumped out of the shadows to call back and claim his territory like a brave little soldier.
I was able to shoot a few pictures but the light was very bad since it was late afternoon and raining on the EcoRoute going from San Tadeo towards Bellavista.
This bird seems a lot more attractive in real life than the typical drawings:
Nariño Tapaculo – Scytalopus vicinior