- Grallaria rufocinerea
- Dark rufous-brown head, throat and upperparts
- Dark grey chest to crissum, paler on central belly
- Eye dark brown
- Black bill
This species was found to be embedded into the complex of 15 other species which were previously included in Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta.
There are 2 subspecies:
- G. r. rufocinerea:
- Central Andes of Colombia (southern Antioquia to western Huila)
- G. r. romeroana:
Dense understory of moist montane forests including disturbed areas and second growth. It is found at 1950–3250 m asl.
The diet includes insects. It is found on or close to the ground.
Long song is a series of about 13 notes given over a longer period. The length of each note shortens while the spacing between notes is constant, and the pitch is also constant. The short song consists of a single note of almost a seconds duration.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.
- Greeney, H. F. (2020). Bicolored Antpitta (Grallaria rufocinerea), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bicant3.01
- BirdLife International
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Bicolored Antpitta. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Bicolored_Antpitta
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.