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Grallaria ayacuchensis


15 cm

  • Upperside dark reddish-brown
  • Underside paler reddish-brown, gradually becoming pale buff on the rear belly
  • Eye brown
  • Bill and legs dark


South America: East slope of the Andes of south central Peru (Ayacucho, west of the Apurímac River between the Mantaro River and Pampas River)


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species and 15 others were previously included in a complex of Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta.


Presumably prefers dense understory in humid montane forest. The holotype was obtained from a Chusquea (bamboo) thicket. Found at elevation of 2500–3700 m asl.


Probably similar to other members of the Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta complex.


Long song is a trill of about 20 elements given during less than 2 seconds. Short song is a single short note that is slightly down-slurred.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.