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Bay Antpitta

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Photo by guiacallesOxapampa, Peru, November 2017
Photo by guiacalles
Oxapampa, Peru, November 2017
Grallaria capitalis



17 cm

  • Dusky brown crown
  • Chestnut upper parts
  • Rufous under parts and sides of head
  • Whitish belly patch


South America: found on the eastern slope of Andes of Peru (Junín, Pasco and Huánuco)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid montane forests and forest edges.



Their diet is not well known, but they forage in the undergrowth apparently for insects and snails.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)

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