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Ash-throated Gnateater - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Thibaud
Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemillén, Pasco, Peru, 30 August 2020
Conopophaga peruviana


11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Brown crown
  • Brown upperparts
  • Grey sides to head
  • White post-ocular tufts


South America: found from eastern Ecuador to eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist lowland forest interiors; often seen around small clearings.



They feed on or near the ground. The diet consisting of small arthropods in the leaf litter or low leaves.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Whitney, B. (2020). Ash-throated Gnateater (Conopophaga peruviana), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.astgna1.01

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