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Yellow-breasted Antpitta

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Photo by steveblainnear Mindo, north-western Ecuador, March 2006
Photo by steveblain
near Mindo, north-western Ecuador, March 2006
Grallaria flavotincta


[edit] Identification

17 cm

  • Chestnut brown head and upperparts
  • Cream underparts
  • Grey lores

[edit] Distribution

South America: found on the western slope of Western Andes of Colombia and north-western Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

[edit] Habitat

Wet montane forest and forest edges. Forages on the ground and lower understorey. Observed at heights around 1800 m to 2055 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Little is know about their diet (presumably insects). They hop on the ground and turn leaves over.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  3. BF Member observatons

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