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Grallaria centralis


Overall reddish brown with a more yellowish tone to underside and with lower central belly being buff and undertail coverts whitish. Eye is brown while bill and legs are dark.


East slope of the Andes of central Peru (Huánuco south of the Huallaga River south through Pasco to Junín, west of the Ene River and north of the Río Mantaro River)


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


Dense understory of humid montane forests and second-growth at 2400–2700 m asl.


Presumably feeds mainly in insects and similar invertebrates. (behavior of this newly described species essentially unknown).


Both long and short songs consists of trills of the same note repeated. The song may become a little less hurried towards the end of the long song.


  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. Greeney, H. F. (2021). Oxapampa Antpitta (Grallaria centralis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (H. F. Greeney, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.oxaant1.01
  3. Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.