French: Grallaire bicolore German: Zweifarben-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí bicolor
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1879,
Santa Elena, Antioquia, Colombia.
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.
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
Song c. 1 second long, given late in morning at intervals of 3–4 seconds, a loud, slightly... read more
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.
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
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
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