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Category:Pittasoma - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Pittasoma


Two species from South America with a long, straight bill.
Unlike other Antpittas they show sexual dimorphism.


Pittasoma is a genus in the family Conopophagidae.
It was formerly placed in Formicariidae but DNA research showed that these two Antpittas are in fact very close to the Gnateaters.

Genus Pittasoma viewedit
P. michleri Black-crowned Antpitta
P. rufopileatum Rufous-crowned Antpitta


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334504

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Pages in category ‘Pittasoma’

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.