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Grallaricula ochraceifrons
Photo © by guiacalles
Fundo Alto Nieva, Peru, May, 2013


10.5cm (4 inches)

  • Ochraceous-buff face and broad eyering
  • Olive-brown hindcrown
  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • White throat
  • Black malar stripe
  • Buffy flanks, white underparts heavily streaked with black
  • Dark brown eye
  • Black upper mandible, black lower mandible with pink base

Females are similar to males but they have a brown crown and generally darker brown upperparts.
Juveniles undescribed.


Endemic to a small area in the central Andes of Peru (Cordillera de Colan and Abra Patricia).
A poorly known, rare restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
May form a superspecies with Peruvian Antpitta.


Dense undergrowth of humid cloud-forest. Occurs at 1890 - 1980m.


No published information about diet.
Also nothing known 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

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