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Grallaria albigula


18.5 cm.

  • Bright chestnut-rufous crown and head side
  • White eyering and white lores
  • Olive-brown rest of upperparts
  • Tawny-brown wings and dull brown tail (slightly reddish)
  • White throat
  • Pale to medium grey breast and belly, darkest on breast side and flanks
  • Flanks with olive wash

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.


Andes of southeast Peru and west Bolivia to extreme northwest Argentina.
A locally common to uncommon restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
Birds from Jujuy in northwestern Argentina have been described as subspecies cinereiventris (having a darker belly and sepia-olive flanks), however the validity of this taxon requires more confirmation.


Found on floor and lower undergrowth in moist montane forest.
Occurs at 800 to 1700 m.



Recorded feeding on caterpillars, cockroaches, other insects and spiders.
Hops on the ground, stopping frequently and tilting its head to one side.


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. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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