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Grallaria excelsa


24 cm

  • Grey nape
  • Brown Crown
  • Whitish lores
  • Olive upperparts


South America: endemic to Venezuela



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • G. e. excelsa:
  • Western Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá) and Andes of Lara to Táchira
  • G. e. phelpsi:
  • Coastal mountains of northern Venezuela (Colonia Tovar in Aragua)


Dense cloud forest. Mostly above 2000m.



A ground feeder. Thought to eat insects but little information available.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  1. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)

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