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Grallaria albigula

Identification

18.5 cm.

  • Bright chestnut-rufous crown and head side
  • White eyering and white lores
  • Olive-brown rest of upperparts
  • Tawny-brown wings and dull brown tail (slightly reddish)
  • White throat
  • Pale to medium grey breast and belly, darkest on breast side and flanks
  • Flanks with olive wash

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

Distribution

Andes of southeast Peru and west Bolivia to extreme northwest Argentina.
A locally common to uncommon restricted-range species.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Birds from Jujuy in northwestern Argentina have been described as subspecies cinereiventris (having a darker belly and sepia-olive flanks), however the validity of this taxon requires more confirmation.

Habitat

Found on floor and lower undergrowth in moist montane forest.
Occurs at 800 to 1700 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Recorded feeding on caterpillars, cockroaches, other insects and spiders.
Hops on the ground, stopping frequently and tilting its head to one side.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably a sedentary species.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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