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Photo © by Pitter
Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, April 2013
Myadestes ralloides


17–18 cm (6¾-7 in)

  • Greyish-olive crown
  • Reddish-brown upperparts
  • Black lores


Central and South America:
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • M. r. plumbeiceps:
  • M. r. candelae:
  • North-central Colombia (Magdalena Valley)
  • M. r. venezuelensis:
  • M. r. ralloides:
  • Central Peru (La Libertad and Huánuco) to northern Bolivia


Cloud forests; observed at heights around 2100m.



Their main diet consists of fruit and insects.


Recording © by dannybregman
left of the Andes at an altitude of 1900 meters in Ecuador, October 2018


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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