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Central Andes, Colombia
Grallaricula cucullata



  • Bright orange-rufous head and throat
  • Olive-brown upperparts and tail
  • Brown wings
  • Narrow white crescent across lower breast
  • Pale grey breast and belly
  • White centre of breast and belly
  • venezuelana with more olivaceous breast and pale yellowish centre of belly
  • Dark brown eye
  • Orange bill
  • Greyish tarsi

Sexes similar. Juveniles undescribed.


Very locally in Colombia and Venezuela.
An uncommon to fairly common restricted-range species.



  • G. c. cucullata:
  • G. c. venezuelana:


Undergrowth of dense humid montane forest. Occurs at 1800 - 2135m, locally possibly also lower and higher.


Feeds on insects.
Forages usually solitary, hopping low through vegetation. Often rocks body from side to side without moving head.
Females ready to lay eggs were collected in September and July. No other data about breeding.
Presumably a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334504
  3. Avibase

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