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Subspecies nuchalis
Photo by NJLarsen
Tapichalaca, Zamora-Chinchipe, SE Ecuador, 13 June 2019
Grallaria nuchalis

Identification

  • Chestnut crown
  • White triangle of white skin behind eye
  • Reddish-brown back
  • Blackish throat
  • Dark grey underparts

Variation

Northern bird have darker underside and most of upperside darker than southern birds.

Distribution

South America: found along the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Taxonomy

Subspecies ruficeps
Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Central Andes, Colombia, February 2011

Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • G. n. ruficeps:
  • Colombia (Central Andes and western slope of Eastern Andes)
  • G. n. obsoleta:
  • Western slope of Andes of north-western Ecuador (Imbabura and Pichincha)
  • G. n. nuchalis:
  • Eastern slope of Andes of Ecuador and extreme northern Peru (Piura)

Habitat

Moist montane forests at 1900-3100 m asl. Almost always in or near dense bamboo.

Behaviour

Mostly hops on ground. Food includes a variety of invertebrates.

Vocalizations

Song varies among subspecies

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ridgely, R.S., & P.J. Greenfield (2001). "The Birds of Ecuador - Field Guide". Comstock/Cornell Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8014-8721-7
  3. Schulenberg, T. S. & Stotz, D. F. & Lane, D. F. & O'Neill, J. P. & Parker III, T. A. & Egg, A. B. (2010). Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691130231
  4. Krabbe, N. and T. S. Schulenberg (2020). Chestnut-naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.chnant1.01

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