Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Least Concern

Amazonian Antpitta (Hylopezus berlepschi)


Taxonomy

French: Grallaire d’Amazonie German: Olivmantel-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí amazónico
Taxonomy:

Grallaria berlepschi

Hellmayr

, 1903,

Engenho do Gama, Rio Guaporé, Mato Grosso, Brazil

.

Possibly conspecific with vocally similar H. fulviventris. Racial identity of birds from SE Peru uncertain; currently placed in nominate, but at least some populations may belong with yessupi. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. b. yessupi (Carriker, 1930) – E & C Peru (S from S Loreto) and immediately adjacent W Brazil.
  • H. b. berlepschi (Hellmayr, 1903) – S Amazonian Brazil from upper R Purus NE to Pará (between lower R Xingu and lower R Tapajós), SW to SE Peru, NC Bolivia and N Mato Grosso.
  • Descriptive notes

    14·5 cm; male 46–54 g, female 36–48·9g. Adult has buffy loral spot; entire upperparts olive-brown, outer webs of primaries paler, olive-buff; throat... read more

    Voice

    Song 2–3 seconds long, given at intervals of 5–10 seconds, an evenly paced series of 3... read more

    Habitat

    Floor and lower part of very dense undergrowth at forest edge and in overgrown clearings. Below 500... read more

    Food and feeding

    One stomach held “insects”. Usually alone. Walks, runs and hops on forest floor and logs; behaviour similar to H.... read more

    Breeding

    No information.

    Movements

    Presumably sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon; locally fairly common; rare in Peru. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia; recorded regularly... read more

    Recommended citation

    Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2017). Amazonian Antpitta (Hylopezus berlepschi). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56876 on 17 November 2017).