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Alternative names: Fenwick's Antpitta; Antioquia Antpitta

Photo by Robert Giles
Colibrí del Sol, Páramo de Frontino, northwest Antioquía, Colombia, January 2013
Grallaria urraoensis



South America: Endemic to a small part of Western Andes of northern Colombia (Antioquia).


This is a monotypic species[1].

A second description of this species exists using the name Grallaria fenwickorum. The history of the discovery of this species is rather controversial. The Opus strictly follows the World Lists in naming species.


Upper montane cloud forest and páramo.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the naming of this species.
  4. Birdforum thread discussing the controversy about the two descriptions.

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