French: Grallaire demi-lune German: Halbmond-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Ponchito medialuna
C Andes of S Colombia (Quindío#R, E Cauca) and E Ecuador (S to R Zamora).
11·5 cm; male 20·5–22·5 g, female 17–22 g. Adult has slate-grey crown and nape, large white loral spot continuing into broad white moustache, white spot behind... read more
Song, by both sexes, 2·4–3·5 seconds long, repeated every 10–20 seconds... read more
Undergrowth of humid montane forest and adjacent secondary woodland, at 2900–3400m. Occurs... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes spiders, and insects such as beetles (Curculionidae, Staphylinidae, Chrysomelidae, Anthripidae), beetle grubs, true bugs (... read more
Recently fledged young found in Mar; song heard only Jan–Apr in Ecuador. A nest found in Feb in NE Ecuador was an open cup of sticks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Central Andes EBA and Southern Central Andes EBA. Rare to locally... read more
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