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Grallaria ayacuchensis

Identification

15 cm

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

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

Habitat

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.

Behaviour

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

Vocalisation

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.

References

  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.

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

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