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Alta Floresta Antpitta

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Photo © by Wintibird Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil, July 2018
Photo © by Wintibird
Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil, July 2018
Hylopezus whittakeri

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[edit] Identification

14cm.

  • Grey to olive-grey crown and nape
  • Buff lores and ochraceous eyering
  • Black and buff streaked olivaceous auriculars
  • Black malar stripe
  • Olive-brown upperparts with two faint tawny or buff wingbars and black primary coverts with small tawny patch on base of primaries
  • White breast washed buff and with short black streaks
  • Clear white belly
  • Ochraceous buff flanks and crissum

Sexes alike, juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

South-central Amazonian Brazil, between the Madeira and the Xingu river.
Uncommon and local.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly included in Spotted Antpitta.

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests.
Found in humid terra firme forest, often around treefalls and along streams. Below 500m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on insects.
Usually singly, sometimes in pairs. Hops or runs on the ground, flicking aside leaves to catch insects.

[edit] Breeding

No information on breeding or nests.

[edit] Movements

Presumably a sedentary species.

[edit] References

  1. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Spotted Antpitta

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