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Photo by steveblain
near Mindo, north-western Ecuador, March 2006
Grallaria flavotincta


17 cm

  • Chestnut brown head and upperparts
  • Cream underparts
  • Grey lores


South America: found on the western slope of Western Andes of Colombia and north-western Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species1.


Wet montane forest and forest edges. Forages on the ground and lower understorey. Observed at heights around 1800 m to 2055 m.



Little is know about their diet (presumably insects). They hop on the ground and turn leaves over.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  3. BF Member observatons

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