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Bolivian Antpitta - BirdForum Opus

Grallaria cochabambae


15 cm

  • Upperside dark reddish-brown
  • Underside paler reddish-brown, with pale feather edges and pencil streaks on belly but not breast
  • Underside gradually becoming paler to brownish-buff on central belly and undertail coverts
  • Eye dark brown
  • Eye ring pale
  • Bill and legs dark


East slope of the Andes of northwestern Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, and adjacent Santa Cruz)


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species and 15 others were previously included in a complex of Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta.


Presumably similar to other members of the complex, it should be sought after in areas with dense understory of forest, second growth etc. Found at elevations of 2950–3500 m asl.


Presumably similar to other members of the Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta complex.


Long song is a trill of >25 down-slurred notes given within 3 seconds, so next to no interval between notes. Short song consists of two well-spaced notes, both down-slurred and with the second longer than the first.


  1. 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/
  2. Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.