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Thrush-like Antpitta - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, October 2014
Myrmothera campanisona


15 cm (6 in)

  • Yellowy-brown lores
  • Small white post ocular spot
  • Mottled brown and white moustachial area


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil


Tapajos Antpitta has recently been split from this species.


There are 5 subecies[1]:

  • M. c. modesta:
  • Base of Eastern Andes of south-eastern Colombia (south from Meta)
  • M. c. dissors:
  • M. c. campanisona:
South-East Venezuela to the Guianas and adjacent northern Brazil
  • M. c. signata:
  • Tropical eastern Ecuador and north-eastern Peru (north of River Amazon)
  • M. c. minor:
  • Tropical eastern Peru to extreme north-western Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil


Thick undergrown of terra firma forest floor. Also along stream edges.



Their diet consists of beetles. ants, millipedes and grasshoppers.


They build a cup nest constructed from twigs and rootets.


  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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2016)

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