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ssp ferrugineipectus
Photo © by C B Allen
Trail off the Minca to El Dorado lodge road (Magdalena/Colombia),
20 November 2023
Grallaricula ferrugineipectus


Subspecies ferrugineipectus
Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Santa Marta, Colombia, May 2013

10–10·5 cm (4-4¼ in) Tail-less,

  • Pale pink legs
  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Buff loral spot and eyering
  • White throat
  • White crescent on chest
  • Reddish-buff underparts
  • White undertail coverts


South America: found in Colombia and Venezuela.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • G. f. rara:
  • G. f. ferrugineipectus :
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia) and mountains of northern Venezuela


They are found in the undergrowth of humid montane forests.



Their main diet consists of insects.


They builds a shallow cup shaped nest of twigs and 2 pale green-grey, brown-marked eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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