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Grallaria saltuensis


About 15 cm

  • Dull brown upperside
  • Whitish underside
  • Buffy-brown flanks
  • Whitish underside
  • Eyes brown
  • Bill and legs dark


South America: Sierra de Perijá (border region between Colombia and Venezuela).


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


This species has been found at elevations of 2500 – 3250 m asl, where it is found on or near the ground of forest, second growth and similar, disturbed areas.


Feeding is essentially undescribed.


Both long and short songs of this species consists of thrills with rapid repeats of notes.


  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). Perija Antpitta (Grallaria saltuensis), 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.rufant6.01
  3. Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.

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