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Hylopezus auricularis


Dark, red brown mask, around the eyes and side of the head, grey crown. White lores, and throat, bordered by wide, black stripes. The upperparts and tail are olive-brown, the breast creamy-white streaked with black, and the belly is white.




This is a monotypic species1. In the past, it was viewed as a subspecies of Spotted Antpitta2.


Low-lying, muddy forest and thickets



  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. # Monroe, B. & Sibley, C.G. 1997. A World Checklist of Birds. Yale University Press. ISBN 0300070837

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