Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Least Concern

Amazonian Antpitta (Hylopezus berlepschi)


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

Grallaria berlepschi


, 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


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


    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


    No information.


    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. (2019). 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 on 20 June 2019).