Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Vulnerable

Bicolored Antpitta (Grallaria rufocinerea)


Taxonomy

French: Grallaire bicolore German: Zweifarben-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí bicolor
Taxonomy:

Grallaria rufo-cinerea

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1879,

Santa Elena, Antioquia, Colombia

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Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • G. r. rufocinerea P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1879 – C Andes of Colombia from S Antioquia S to W Huila.
  • G. r. romeroana Hernández & Rodríguez, 1979 – S Colombia (head of Magdalena Valley and W Putumayo) S to NE Andes of Ecuador (NW Sucumbíos)#R.
  • Descriptive notes

    15·5–16 cm; 44·8 g. Adult has head, upperparts and throat rufous-brown, feathers of throat showing grey bases; rest of underparts grey, centre of belly mottled with... read more

    Voice

    Song c. 1 second long, given late in morning at intervals of 3–4 seconds, a loud, slightly... read more

    Habitat

    Floor and lower understorey of humid montane forest, less frequently secondary growth and at... read more

    Food and feeding

    Diet includes insects. Foraging behaviour not described in detail; apparently much as that of other Grallaria.

    Breeding

    Specimen in breeding condition in Jun (SE Antioquia). Study on W slope of C Andes of Colombia gave estimated density of c. 0·8 individuals/... read more

    Movements

    Presumably sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Central Andes EBA. Uncommon to rare. Considered Vulnerable owing to its small range. Agricultural expansion and... read more

    Recommended citation

    Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2017). Bicolored Antpitta (Grallaria rufocinerea). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/56893 on 23 September 2017).