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Rusty-tinged Antpitta

From Opus

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

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

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[edit] Identification

17cm.

  • 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.

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

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

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on insects and small seeds.
Forages on the ground.

[edit] Breeding

No information.

[edit] Movements

Presumably a sedentary species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. 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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