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(Redirected from Grallaria gravesi)
Photo © by Thibaud Aronson
Abra Barro Negro, Amazonas, Peru
5 December 2022
Grallaria gravesi


15 cm

  • Dark reddish-brown above
  • Underside paler than upperside and gradually becoming paler towards the rear and center; central belly is whitish
  • Eye dark brown
  • Eye ring pale
  • Bill dark
  • Legs dark

Similar Species

Chestnut Antpitta seems to be parapatric in that it occurs in lower elevation of the area. Song/calls may be the most important distinction of these.


South America: east slope of the Andes of northern Peru (Amazonas south of the Marañón River, south to Huánuco, north of Huallaga River)


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species and 15 others were previously included in a complex of Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta.


Presumably similar to other members of the complex, it should be sought after in areas with dense understory of forest, second growth etc. Found at elevations of 2400–3900 m asl.


Presumably similar to other members of the Rufous Antpitta/Chestnut Antpitta complex.


Long song is a series of about 11 frequency-modulated notes given over ca 3 seconds. The series slows a little before picking up again and rises in pitch at the end. The short song consists of a very short first note and a long second note, both also frequency modulated.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Link to paper by Isler et al. (2020) describing taxonomy of this species.

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External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.