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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Central Andes, Colombia, January 2010
Grallaria milleri


18 cm

  • Dark brown
  • White lores, throat and belly
  • Brown breast-band


South America: found on the western slope of Central Andes of Colombia (Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío).

Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Rio Blanco, Manizales, Colombia, February 2009


Two subspecies recognized:

  • G. m. gilesi in the northern Central Andes of Colombia (Antioquia); known from a single 19th century specimen, probably extinct
  • G. m. milleri in the central portion of the Central Andes of Colombia (Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, and Tolima)


Areas that mimic regrowth of disturbed areas in forest including understory in plantations and second growth. Fround from 1800 - 3150 m asl.


Feeds on or close to the ground, mostly in dense vegetation. Will sometimes come to areas with human activity for food. There have also been reports of attending army ant swarms.


  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. BirdLife International
  3. Greeney, H. F. (2020). Brown-banded Antpitta (Grallaria milleri), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.brbant1.01

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