Extremely difficult to tame. Best options are to bola it, and then use a longneck rifle with tranq darts. Otherwise trying to get it to fly into the side of a cliff and get stuff is the other option for a solo tame.
Since the new update, rare flowers make dinos aggro on to you, you can use this on a tapejara and it will follow you to a trap you've built. Just remember that each flower gives only 10 seconds of that debuff so if the bird is far away from your trap, you have to use it frequently while coming back. Also, if you need it to follow you after you've gotten off your dino, you need to eat another rare flower so that it can agro on to you once again.
Look it is hard to knock them out because of the fact that if you get close to them they will run. So you are going have to hit a 360 bola trick shot with the bola and hit it then knock it out. One more thing whe you are shooting it with tranqs they have low health so wait 5 seconds to let the narc kick in. Have fun and good luck survivors!
Wear ghillie suit before approaching. Crouch/crawl up to then when it lands and use tranquilizer darts instead of arrows. Arrows have a very high kill chance. Once it goes down circle the tame with spike walls as tapejara are very fragile!
Probably the best flyer on The Ark, while I still think the Wyvern might be better on Scorched earth. Still, I love that you can hang upside down and on sheer cliffs. My absolute favorite flyer. ðŸ˜Š good luck out there!
After you manage to find one of these (usually high in the air, above quetzals. I've had the most luck around 50, 50) you'll want to make a trap. A Trapejara. Make a 3x3 cage out of doorways and put a ceiling on it.
Find your victim.
Fly level to it, using the back center doorway to line it up. Now for the chase, you'll want a quetzal with... a lot of movement speed. Mine is 211 and I struggle sometimes. Fly straight for the Tapejara, and once it clips into the structure, GET OFF OF THE QUETZAL. Your new buddy is trapped and afraid.
If you fail, let it fly out of render distance and try again. It won't be aggro'd anymore and it'll be flying normally do you have another shot.
If you just want to keep chasing it, wait about 15 seconds and it'll re-aggro, pausing for a second to do an animation. This is when I usually catch them.
On the Center map, one spawns almost every hour on jungle south between 60,50 and 60,60 in the area right across from the lone island. I go with some bolas and tranq gear and scavenge around that area until one spawns.
Easy tame, if you bola first. Very skittish. Excellent aerial manoeuvrability (strafing, and backwards possible). Can perch on vertical surfaces and regain stamina. Saddle carries three people, all of whom can use weapons. Excellent flyer for tribe operations, just keep an eye on weight capacity when loaded for bear and try not to get hit, low health. Can grab a few things but not too much. If you have the chance, grab it. Good utility flyer, can do a bit of everything just not especially good at anything except as a multiple aerial transport, and dog fighting.
When you are low lvl, maybe try standing behind it and stand back, then release a tranq arrow or dart. It should knock out fast. I have tamed two myself. My dad tried to tame one the other day..he failed so bad..XD And it was a lvl 135
A good way to safely tame a Tapejara is to capture it in a Quetzal cage. Dinos will glitch through the cage when the Qeutz is moving, so as soon as you see the Tapejara get in your cage, dismount the Quetz and it will be trapped. Any standard cage design will work as long as the spaces are no more than one wall.