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Red-and-white Antpitta

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Photo by Jose RamonManu National Park, Peru, October 2011
Photo by Jose Ramon
Manu National Park, Peru, October 2011

Alternative name: Chestnut-brown Antpitta

Grallaria erythroleuca


[edit] Identification

17.5 cm

  • Dark rufous above, browner on back
  • White throat and belly (washed with pale yellow in northern Cordillera Vilcabamba)
  • Rufous-brown breast side and flanks, washed with olive on flanks
  • Rufous-brown usually forming a ragged breastband, spotted or mottled with white

Sexes alike. Juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Southeastern Peru (Vilcabamba Mountains and Vilcanota Mountains).
An uncommon to locally fairly common restricted-range species.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Population from northern Cordillera Vilcabamba differs from other in plumage and song and may be racially distinct.
Forms a superspecies with Bay Antpitta, Rusty-tinged Antpitta, White-bellied Antpitta and Yellow-breasted Antpitta.

[edit] Habitat

Subtropical or tropical moist montanes, especially tangled borders and bamboo stands.
Occurs at 2150 to 3000m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on beetles, ants and spiders.
Forages by hopping like a thrush. Food is picked from fallen leaves, mosses and mud. Usually seen on or near 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
  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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