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Variegated Antpitta - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Piraquara, PR, Brasil, May 2018
Grallaria varia

Identification

18–20·5 cm (7-8 in)

Variations

The underparts range from ranging from finely barred to streaked over the various subspecies.

Distribution

South America: found in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • G. v. cinereiceps:
  • G. v. varia:
  • The Guianas and Brazil north of River Amazon (west from lower River Napo)
  • G. v. distincta:
  • Brazil south of River Amazon (River Madeira to River Tapajós, south to Mato Grosso)
  • G. v. intercedens:
  • East Brazil (Pernambuco and southern Bahia to south-eastern Minas Gerais)
  • G. v. imperator:
  • South East Brazil (south Minas Gerais) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina

Habitat

Humid forests and mature secondary woodlands. Occasionally seen at dawn in more open areas.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of earthworms and invertebrates such as spiders, cockroaches, grasshoppers, cockroaches and centipedes.

Vocalisation

Recording by Andrew Whitehouse

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)
  4. Neotropical birds

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