If they are high in the sky use a quetzal with a ballista on its platform saddle. Chain bola it and use a wing suit to follow it down. Place stone dino gates over the tropeo and block the two ends with doors. Make sure to leave a gap between the dino gates that is wide enough to shoot a chain bola through. Then proceed to tame it by shooting it with another chain bola and feeding it exceptional kibble. I solo tamed one this way but more people would make this method easier. Tip: If you do this solo have your quetzal on follow and passive.
Whoever said "it's wingspan is 2.4 meters that's a meter bigger than a tapejara so it will likely be between a tapejara and a quetzal in size" dude 2.4 meters is barely bigger than a person and the tapejara in ark have a wingspan roughly 8 meters the quetzals at least 14. Seriously?🤦
If you only want to use one chain bola and your on a cluster server, tame a reaper, bola the tropeo and then use the reaper's right click attack. Adds 20 seconds to the bola each time you right click and it hits.
Normal bolas do work to immobilize them so you can build around and trap them, but you still HAVE to use the chain bolas to feed them, using normal ones will just say he doesn't wanna be tamed right now.
When tameing the trop use a normal bola and place 3 pillars with a ceiling in a triangle close to the trop then place a slope ramp in center so he can’t get out. When feeding him first see how far his hungry goes to feed him and that is the time to feed.