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Subspecies ruficapilla
Photo © by WickWelsh
Paz de las Aves, Ecuador, August 2018
Grallaria ruficapilla

Identification

18·5–19 cm (7¼-7½ in)

  • Olivaceous upperparts
  • White underparts with brown mottling
  • Rufous crown, nape and moustache
  • White throat
  • Dark iris
  • Long grey legs and feet

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • G. r. ruficapilla:
  • G. r. perijana:
  • Sierra de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border)
  • G. r. avilae:
  • Coastal cordillera of northern Venezuela and Andes of Lara
  • G. r. nigrolineata:
  • Andes of western Venezuela (Táchira, Mérida and Trujillo)
  • G. r. connectens:
  • Subtropical Andes of south-western Ecuador
  • G. r. albiloris:
  • Southern Ecuador (Loja) and north-western Peru (south to Lambayeque)
  • G. r. interior:
  • Central Cordillera of northern Peru (Amazonas and San Martín)

Habitat

Montane hardwood cloud florest, forest borders and clearings. Second growth and bamboo stands. Mid-elevation at around 2100m with ornamental plantings.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of spiders, caterpillars and other ground insects.

Action

They hop on the ground.

References

  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
  4. BF Member observations

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