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Watkins's Antpitta - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Scrub Antpitta

Grallaria watkinsi


18 cm.

  • Pale rufous crown an dnape with narrow whitish shaft streaks
  • Light buffy to white lores and eyering
  • Buff auriculars with olive streaks
  • Pale olivaceous upperparts, back narrowly whitish streaked
  • White throat
  • White rest of underparts with broad olivaceous streaking

Sexes similar. Juveniles undescribed.


Lowlands and Andes of southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru (Tumbes).
A local but fairly common restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
Has been considered conspecific with Chestnut-crowned Antpitta.


Dry forests and second growth.
Occurs at 50-1800 m in Ecuador, at 600-900 m in Peru.



Details unknown. Forages by hopping on the ground, hidden behind vegetation.


Breeding suspected in July and late August. No other information.


Presumably a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  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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