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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Central Andes, Colombia, April 2012

Alternative name: Slaty-crowned Antpitta

Grallaricula nana

Includes Guianan Antpitta



Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela.


Six subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • G. n. olivascens in the coastal mountains of north central Venezuela (Aragua and Distrito Federal)
  • G. n. nanitaea in the Andes of Venezuela and adjacent Colombia (Norte de Santander, Santander)
  • G. n. hallsi in the Andes of northern Colombia (Serranía de los Yariguíes, Santander)
  • G. n. nana in the eastern Andes of Colombia
  • G. n. occidentalis in the western and central Andes of Colombia south to northern Peru
  • G. n. kukenamensis in the Tepuis of southeast Venezuela (east Bolívar) and probably adjacent Guyana

Clements (2010)[1], Gill and Donsker (2010)[2] and the SACC[3] split Sucre Antpitta from Slate-crowned Antpitta.

Subspecies kukenamensis has been proposed for separation as Guianan Antpitta, Grallaricula kukenamensis, but this has not been accepted by the SACC[3], Clements (2010)[1] or Gill and Donsker (2010)[2].


Moist montane forests.


The Sucre Antpitta differs from the Slate-crowned Antpitta in both call and song.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. SACC proposal to split Slate-crowned Antpitta

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