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Manu National Park, Peru, August 2017

Alternative name: Chestnut-brown Antpitta

Grallaria erythroleuca

Identification

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.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

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.

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably a sedentary species.

References

  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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