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Grallaria sinaensis


15 cm

  • Upperside dark reddish-brown
  • Underside paler reddish-brown, with pale feather edges and pencil streaks from breast to belly
  • Underside gradually becoming paler to brownish-buff on belly and undertail coverts
  • Eye dark brown
  • Eye ring pale
  • Bill and legs dark


East slope of the Andes of extreme southeastern Peru (Puno) and adjacent Bolivia (extreme western La Paz)


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 2900–3150 m asl.


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


Long song a thrill of about 20 notes given during an interval of about 3.5 seconds. The pitch varies with first falling slightly and then increasing in the second half of the song. Each note is slightly down-slurred. The latter is also true for each of the notes in the two-note short 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. Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.