Just wear ghillie suit bring like 50 narc arrows (just in case) 2 bolas and 30 raw prime meat or 10 kibble just in case also and badanoom a tapejara but beware it is slower than the pt so do not use use this as a transportation bird more like a carrier bird bcz it has weight like argy
You can eat rare flowers to aggro it, while on your flyer, fly into a 3 or 4 dino gateway trap with pillars or doorways at the end making sure it has a roof, just keep eating flowers while you tranq it
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.
If you are playing on a cluster these become one of the easiest tames in the game if you have a rock drake. Simply turn camouflage on, walk up to the Dino and use a bola without dismounting from the rock drake. At no point will the tapa try to flee.
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.
If its up in the air then :
Step 1, use a flyer ( ptera, argentavis etc)
Step 2 , go above the tapejara
Step 3, use a parachute
Step 4, tranq it down with tranqdarts, shocking darts, toxicant arrow ( your choice)
Step 5, starve tame it and use biotoxin while taming it
Set up 4 Dino gateways with a gap in the last one large enough for you to run through. Place gate at one end and equip other gate to hot bar. Eat rare flowers while on bird leading back to trap. Run inside trap, place door in opening, And proceed to tranq out
Seriously don't get distracted when taming. I was taming one and was bored so I decided to hassle a nearby diplodocus. My argentavis was trying to help but it killed the tapejara. Just focus on taming please unless you feel like crying.
Crossbow with grappling hook from a distance in case you spook it that way you can reel yourself in close and bola it with your hotkeys for a quick take down. Just make sure to throw another bola after 1 or 2 shots to keep it down.
Eat rare flowers so it will aggro on you instead of fleeing, otherwise it will fly VERY high and is impossible to tame without a flying mount. If you need rare flowers raid casteroide dams. Put all tames on passive since it might try to attack your other tames after eating a rare flower