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Tawny Antpitta - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Photo © Michael W
Yanacocha Entrance Rd, North West Ecuador 3 August 2007
Grallaria quitensis

Includes Boyaca Antpitta

Identification

Boyaca Antpitta
Photo © by C B Allen
Vía Parque Natural Del Sumapaz, Bogota, Colombia, 5 November 2023

16-18cm (in addition to individual variation, there is also variation between subspecies in size).
Olive brown above, pale sides of head, white lores and eyering, buff-ochre below, white throat and belly.

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • G. q. alticola eastern Colombia
  • G. q. quitensis central Colombia to northern Peru
  • G. q. atuensis northern Peru

Habitat

High altitude scrubland and hedgerows as well as disturbed areas.

Behaviour

Can either hop or run.

Vocalisation

When singing will sometimes perch in the open.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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External Links

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