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Photo by kitefarrago
Manu National Park, Peru, August 2017

Alternative name: Chestnut-brown Antpitta

Grallaria erythroleuca


17.5 cm (6¾ in)

  • Dark rufous above, browner on back
  • White throat and belly (washed with pale yellow in northern Cordillera Vilcabamba)
  • Rufous-brown breast side and flanks, washed with olive on flanks
  • Rufous-brown usually forming a ragged breastband, spotted or mottled with white

Sexes alike. Juveniles undescribed.


Southeastern Peru (Vilcabamba Mountains and Vilcanota Mountains).
An uncommon to locally fairly common restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Population from northern Cordillera Vilcabamba differs from other in plumage and song and may be racially distinct.
Forms a superspecies with Bay Antpitta, Rusty-tinged Antpitta, White-bellied Antpitta and Yellow-breasted Antpitta.


Subtropical or tropical moist montanes, especially tangled borders and bamboo stands.
Occurs at 2150 to 3000m.



Feeds on beetles, ants and spiders.
Forages by hopping like a thrush. Food is picked from fallen leaves, mosses and mud. Usually seen on or near the ground.


No information.


Presumably a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  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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