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Grallaria obscura


15 cm

  • Dark reddish-brown above
  • Underside paler than upperside and gradually becoming paler towards the rear and center; central belly and undertail coverts are whitish
  • Eye dark brown
  • Eye ring pale
  • Bill dark
  • Legs dark


South America: east slope of the Andes of central Peru (Junín, south of the Perené and Paucartambo rivers, north of the Mantaro River, and west of the Ene River)


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


Presumably similar to other members of the complex, it should be sought after in areas with dense understory of forest, second growth etc. Found at elevations of 3000–3600 m asl.


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


Long song is a series of about 6 frequency-modulated notes given over ca 2.5 seconds. The series slows a little throughout and the pitch stays constant. The short song consists of a short first note and a long second note, both also frequency modulated.


  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.