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Subspecies G. q. quitensis
Photo © by C B Allen
Hotel Termales Del Ruiz (Tolima/Colombia), 14 November 2023
Grallaria quitensis

Includes Boyaca Antpitta


Boyaca Antpitta
Photo © by C B Allen
Vía Parque Natural Del Sumapaz, Bogota, Colombia, 5 November 2023

16-18cm (in addition to individual variation, there is also variation between subspecies in size).
Olive brown above, pale sides of head, white lores and eyering, buff-ochre below, white throat and belly.


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.



Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • G. q. alticola eastern Colombia
  • G. q. quitensis central Colombia to northern Peru
  • G. q. atuensis northern Peru


High altitude scrubland and hedgerows as well as disturbed areas.


Can either hop or run.


When singing will sometimes perch in the open.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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