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Alternative names: Przewalski's Antpitta; Rusty-winged Antpitta

Photo by guiacalles
Fundo Alto Nieva, Peru, November, 2017
Grallaria przewalskii


17cm (6¾ in).

  • Pale grey forehead grading into blackish-tinged grey crown
  • Whitish eyering
  • Dark rufous-brown upperparrts, side of neck rufous-chestnut
  • Whitish chin
  • Rufous throat
  • Rufous-brown breast, flanks and vent
  • Greyish belly with whitish centre

Sexes similar. Juveniles have a white throat, a black breast, the rest of the plumage is dark, finely barred with buff.


Endemic to the eastern slopes of the Andes of northern Peru (Amazonas to easter La Libertad).
Fairly common in its restricted range.


This is a monotypic species.

Forms a superspecies with Red-and-white Antpitta, Bay Antpitta, White-bellied Antpitta and Yellow-breasted Antpitta.


Humid montane forest.
Occurs at 1700-2750 m, most common above 2150 m.



Feeds on insects and small seeds.
Forages on 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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