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Skull2 t.png The species Tachira Antpitta is possibly extinct.
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Grallaria chthonia


17 cm. Brown upperparts, grey crown and nape, black barred mantle, brown throat and ear coverts, white malar stripe, white lower belly is whitish,grey barred flanks and the breast.

Critically Endangered (however, the description in Restall1 and in the Birdlife website2 of original location, later searches, etc. differ quite a bit)..


South-west Táchira, west Venezuela.


This is a monotypic species


Dense cloud forests.




  1. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  2. Species account in Birdlife

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